Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus


Test Information

Test Name

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Synonyms

MRSA

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

E Swab

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Availability

MRSA screens from the community are not funded, with the exception of MRSA screens for clinical reasons (e.g. nasal carriage because of recurrent skin infections) This does not include MRSA contact screening. Patient will be required to pay for these screens.

Preparation

Swabs from Nasal; Perineum & Axilla


Processing Information

Registration Code

See notes

Notes

  • MRSA Nasal Swab - MRSN
  • MRSA Axilla Swab - MRS
  • MRSA Groin Swab - MRS
  • 2 Swabs regardless of origin - MRSR
  • 3 Swabs regardless of origin - MRSA

Methodology

Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz