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Lab Test Dictionary

MRSA Discharge Screen

Methodology

Culture


Specimen Type

Swab

Performing Lab

RCHSD microbiology


Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

24 hours

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Swab of Anterior nares

Container Type

Liquid Stuart Culturette Swab (Red-Cap)

Collection Instructions

Insert swab just inside the nasal opening and turn several times. Repeat with the second swab in the other nostril. Place swabs in the transport tube medium and deliver to the lab as soon as possible.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Processing Instructions

Refer to the lab processing manual


Revised

07-05-17

Initials

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