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Test Name:MRSA by PCR
Epic Order Code:LAB5745  
CPT Code:NA  
Specimen(s) Type:Nasal swab
Acceptable Container(s):

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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.