Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Culture : 1000640

Message
This assay is approved for following swabs only: nasal, neonate umbilicus, neonate axilla, or neonate rectal.

Test Code
MRSAC or 1000640

Alias/See Also
MRSA

CPT Codes
87081

Instructions
The only acceptable sources are indicated below:
For nasal swabs:
1. Insert a swab 1 cm into the anterior nares and gently rotate to obtain secretions.
2. Place in transport medium.

Swabs from neonate umbilicus, neonate axilla, or neonate rectal acceptable. Swabs from older individuals (> 2 weeks old) for these three sources are NOT acceptable.

Transport Container
Acceptable container for swab is aerobic/anaerobic transport.

Transport Temperature
Ambient.

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimens other than swabs from nares, neonate umbilicus, neonate axilla, or neonate rectal.

Methodology
Examination for methicillin-resistant Staph aureus [MRSA]

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
No methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.