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Staph Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories - : Microbiology

Test ID :
Test Workstation :
Specimen Type:
1.0 mL tracheal aspirate collected in sterile container. Swab collected from nose, nasopharyngeal, umbilicus, cath site, or wound source.
Minimum Volume:
Tracheal aspirate minimum volume is 0.5 mL.
Cause for Rejection:
Quantity not sufficient, improper specimen type, improper storage/transport, improper swab, dry swab, swab not present, multiple swabs per vial, mislabeled, or unlabeled.
Transport at room temperature. Upon arrival in laboratory, store refrigerated.
Mon-Sun (0700-1600)
72 hours
Additional Info:
This culture is for Staphylococcus aureus only. It will be reported as methicillin-resistant (MRSA) or methicillin-sensitive (MSSA).
CPT Code:
MRSA Culture; Staph Screen Culture

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