MRSA Screen

Description: 
The isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA
Synonyms or keywords: 
MRSA
Sample type and Volume required: 
Screen – 1 x Nose and 1 X groin/perineum swab in Amies transport medium.
Swabs received in the department by 17:30hrs will be processed the same day.
Turnaround time: 
Negative culture - 24hrs Positive culture (Identification and sensitivities) 2-3 days
Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015