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Test Code LAB1747 RAPID/SURGERY MRSA SCREEN

Important Note

Should only be ordered for:

  •      patients having imminent surgery
  •      patients who are being admitted that have had MRSA infection/colonization in the past. 

All other inpatients (excluding ICU patients) should use the test code MRSAC.

Additional Codes

CPT Code: 87641

Note

This is a MRSA Screen by molecular methods designed to detect MRSA colonization from nares swab only.

Specimen: Nares Swab collected on red capped liquid stuart double swab.

Turn Around Time

Turnaround time is 2 hours from 6am to 10pm.