Infection screen MRSA Screen

Sample type: Various

Test name: Infection screen MRSA Screen a.k.a. Admission Screen, XIN, Infection

Condition / Indication: Admission screen

Special precautions & notes: Nose / axilla / groin others as protocol. If multiple screens required (e.g. MRSA and MRC) request screen in ICE, print labels, then request second screen and print labels. Both labels can be attached to the same swab (e.g. nose swab).

Reference range: Not Applicable

Container: See Notes

Ideal volume (mL): n/a

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Microbiology

Turnaround time: 3 days

Further information: Swabs -Amies charcoal swab, CSU - Sterile Boricon (Olive green top) tube, Sputum and Fluids - Universal (white top)