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17656: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, PCR Print View
Specimen Source:      
MRSA, QL Real-Time PCR R-T PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Nasal double Swab   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  NS in Cepheid Collection   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Nasal Swab Liquid Stuart   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  

This assay is used to detect the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) DNA in a patient's nasal swab specimen. The use of real-time PCR to detect the presence of MRSA DNA in clinical specimens allows for rapid patient testing.

Swab must be inserted into nostril up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) from edge
of the nare and rolled 5 times. Repeat using same swab in the other
nostril.
Return swab to its container.

Nasal Swab collected in:
BBL(TM) CultureSwab(TM) Liquid Amies, Double Swab or Copan
Venturi Transystem(TM) Liquid Amies, Double Swab
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87641

The CPT codes provided 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 payer being billed.

Notes
**This test is not available for New York patient testing.**






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