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Test & Collection Guide

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MRSA Screen

Ordering information:

MRSA screen - nose, groin, axilla swabs (one swab for each site, use same swab for left and right sides of same site).

MRSA culture - done on same swab used for wound culture

Alternate names:
Methicillin Resistant Staph. Aureus Screen, MRSA culture
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Container types:
Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Microbiology Specimen Collection Guide



The transit of specimen from Angliss or Maroondah lab and out of working hour collection may cause the prolonged turnaround time

Result Turnaround Time:
1-2 days

Pathology Handbook

Test & Collection Guide


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