Microbiology


MRSA Screen (Emergency Admission)

charcoal swab

Specimen

Nose swab/ Throat swab

Specimen container

Charcoal transwabs

Special Instructions

If using Order comms please use one specimen bag per patient. Do not mix different patient samples in the same bag.

Please do not send Axilla/Groin swabs or Perineum swabs unless previously positive.

Test Usage

Culture for MRSA/ Early detection on admission.

Availability

Tested at RDE

Processing Time

Negative result 24 hours

Positive result 48- 72 hours

Specimen Labelling Procedure