Methicillin resistance (MRSA) PCR

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $30.00

Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: All Species

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Staphylococcus isolate

Culture plate or slant


Collection Information

Please ensure the sample is a pure culture. Mixed cultures require additional isolation and identification at additional cost to the submitter.

Shipping Information

Ship specimens overnight with an ice pack. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.

Additional Information
This test identifies the presence of the mecA gene which encodes an altered penicillin binding protein, rendering Staphylococcus resistant to beta lacatam antibiotics.

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