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Screens (Staph carrier)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology

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

Turnaround Time: 1-3 days

Culture for methicillin sensitive Staph aureus

Other Comments:

Collection container (including preservatives): Amies swab with charcoal

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

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