Pre-Surgical Nares Screen for MRSA and MSSA

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Non-Gel swabs

This order is for a nares collection ONLY on Pre-Surgical patients.  All other patients should be ordered as CXMRA or CXMRS.

Transport Container
Non-Gel swabs

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

Specimen Stability
24 hours at room temperature; 48 hours refrigerated (2-8oC)

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Swabs received in Gel


Reference Range
Not Detected

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.