Culture MRSA Admission Nares Screen

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Gel or non-gel swabs acceptable

"This order is from a nares collection ONLY on ICU and RMU patients. For all other MRSA screens use order CXMRS.
Testing Frequency: Daily"

Transport Container
XGE Swab (Gel)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 48 hours at Room temperature

Routine culture

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.