Selective enrichment and culture for colonization or carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus species (e.g., MRSA, MRSP) from nasal, oral, or perianal specimens. Please contact the laboratory to determine the appropriate sample type. This test should not be used for clinical specimens – see Aerobic Culture and Sensitivity Testing.

Antimicrobial sensitivity testing of isolated methicillin-resistant staphylococci is an additional charge.

Test Code:     MRS

Test Days:M-Sat
Turn Around Time (Days):3-6 days

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