Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
Nose, NPH, Umbilicus, Tracheal aspirate, Cath site, Wound
0.5 mL (minimum - swab)
Cause for rejection:
Specimen sent on dry swab. Specimen sent in nonsterile container, no swab in transport tube.
These cultures are screened for Staphylococcus aureus only! No other pathogens will be reported. Any Staph aureus isolated will be tested for sensitivity to Methicillin. Orders must state specific site of specimen.
OC Power Word:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
MRSA Culture; Staph Screen Culture