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  • MRSA by PCR

    Test Name:MRSA by PCR
    Epic Order Code:LAB1747  
    CPT Code:NA   
    Specimen(s) Type:Nasal swab
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Test performed daily
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 2 hours
    Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, specimen can be kept at room temperature for up to 24 hours. If testing will not occur within 24 hours, store specimen at 2-8° C for up to 5 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Negative for MRSA
    Additional Information:Copan Venturi Transystem collection devices are available in the laboratory.