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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, PCR [17656X]
Nasal swab collected in: Gel Amies without charcoal, single/double swab BBL™ • Liquid Amies Transport Medium • 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 immediately and perform assay.
Nasal Swab: Collect in BBL™ CultureSwab™ Liquid Amies, Single Swab (Cat. No. 220093) or Copan Venturi Transystem™ Liquid Amies - Single Swab (Cat. No. 140C) or BBL™ CultureSwab™ Liquid Stuart, Single Swab (Cat. No. 220099) or Copan Venturi Transystem™ Liquid Stuart - Single Swab (Cat. No. 141C) or Gel Amies without charcoal, single/double swab BBL™ or CultureSwab™ Plus or Gel Amies without charcoal, single/double Copan Venturi Transystem™.
Stuart's liquid collection tube
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Set up: Mon-Sat p.m.; 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.
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