Item Value
Test name Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus Screen
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 24-48 hours
In House Availability Daily

Performed by Microbiology
Patient Preparation None
Normal range No MRSA isolated
Container type Swabs in Amies transport media with charcoal
Amount to Collect 2 swabs
Collection Instructions 1. Run both swabs quickly under tap water to slightly moisten the swabs.

2. Using both swabs at the same time, gently insert the swabs approx 1/4 " into the anterior nares (just inside the nasal orofice). Swab in a circular motion; and repeat in second nostril, using the same two (2) swabs.

3. Place swabs into Amies (charcoal) transport media , cap and deliver per protocol to Microbiology.
Sample type Anterior nares swab

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667