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MRSA screen swabs

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Refer to UHNM screening policy for specific sites for pre-operative and admission screening


Turnaround Time:

1-3 days

Culture for methicillin-resistant Staph aureus

Other Comments:

Collection container: White topped Copan E swab

Special instructions - Provide reason for screening (e.g. pre-operative)

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature