MRSA Screening
(Microbiology)
Investigation MRSA screening
Inform lab before sending No
Specimen type Swabs x3 (nose, throat & groin)
Labelling requirements click here
Transport to the laboratory If transport is delayed then refridgerate sample. delays of over 48 hours are undesirable
Turnround Result within 3 days of receipt
Additional information If patient is catheterised send a CSU

If there is a wound send a wound swab


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