CULTURE, MRSA SCREEN

Synonyms: Nose Culture
Computer Code: (MRSAC)
Specimen Collection: Swab nares, axilla or groin with culturette swab, crush ampule, transport to lab.
Minimum Volume: NA
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate. Transport specimen on wet ice.
Reference Values: No MRSA isolated.
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 1-3 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87081
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII