Staph Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: STAPH MIC2

Specimen Type: Nose, NPH, Umbilicus, Tracheal aspirate, Cath site, Wound

Tube Type: Eswab

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL (minimum - swab)

Cause for rejection: Specimen sent on dry swab. Specimen sent in nonsterile container, no swab in transport tube.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: 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.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87081

Synonyms: MRSA Culture; Staph Screen Culture

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