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MRSA PCR Screening (Qualitative)

Synonym(s):

​Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus PCR, MRSA PCR, PCR MRSA Screening, MRSA

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Nasal, axilla and groin in MRSA eSwab.

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Storage and Transport

​Despatch all samples to Diagnostic Bacteriology laboratory as soon as possible.

Method

​Commercial Real-Time PCR; Cepheid Xpert® MRSA NxG Assay

Test Results

​MRSA DNA Not Detected;

MRSA DNA Detected;

Inconclusive

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​4 - 24 hours

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

​Leaked samples will be rejected.

All types of swabs other than eSwabs will be rejected.

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