60841:METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) SURVEILLANCE, CULTURE

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60841:METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) SURVEILLANCE, CULTURE
Alias Names: MRSA
Methodology: Chromogenic agar Culture
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Preliminary at 24 hours. Final at 24-72 hours.
CPT Code: 87081
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Nasal swab using a routine culture transport swab.
Stability: 24 hours ambient. Unstable frozen.
Transport: Ambient.
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; swab frozen or not in transport medium.

Reference Range:
No Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated.