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MRSA DNA Screen

Order Name MRSA DNA
Test Number: 6900521
Revision Date 11/22/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
MRSA DNA Screen
Polymerase Chain Reaction  
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Instructions Nasal swab BBL Red top culturette in Amies media (double swab) Refrigerated
Instructions Preferred Specimen: Nasal double swab in Amies liquid collection tube.
Alternative Specimen: Liquid Stuart's or Cepheid Collection Device
Collection Instructions: 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 collected in: BBL Culture Swab Liquid Amies, Double Swab or Copan Venturi Transystem Liquid Amies, Double Swab.
Reject Criteria: Specimens exceeding stability, Specimens in leaking or broken containers, Non-validated specimen types
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours, Refrigerated: 5 days, Frozen: N/A

[6900528] AOE Prompt: Specimen Source
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Monday-Saturday 
Expected TAT 1-3 days  
Notes Reference Lab: Quest
Test Code: 17656
Click Here to view information on the Quest website.
CPT Code(s) 87641
Lab Section Reference Lab