My Recent Searches
- No Recent Search.
My Tests Viewed
- No Test Viewed.
- Ordering Info
To view specimen requirements and codes please select your laboratory:
Not sure which laboratory serves your office? Call us 1-866-MYQUEST (1-866-697-8378)
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, PCR [17656X]
Nasal swab collected in: Gel Amies without charcoal, single/double swab BBL™ • CultureSwab™ plus • Gel Amies without charcoal, single/double Copan Venturi Transystem™
Swab must be inserted into nostril up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) from edge of the nare and rolled 5 times. Repeat using same swab in the other nostril. Return swab to its container.
Nasal swab collect in:
Liquid Amies, Single Swab Copan Venturi Transystem™
Liquid Stuart, Single Swab Copan Venturi Transystem™
Amies' Liquid Collection tube• Stuart's Liquid Collection tube•Amies' Agar Gel without Charcoal.
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Mon-Sat Afternoon; Report available: Next day
This assay is used to detect the presence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) DNA in a patient's nasal swab specimen. The use of real-time PCR to detect the presence of MRSA DNA in clinical specimens allows for rapid patient testing.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
(The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.)
* The tests listed by specialist are a select group of tests offered. For a complete list of Quest Diagnostics tests, please refer to our Directory of Services.