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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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