Methicillin Resistance (MRSA) PCR

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $30.00

Turnaround Time: 3-8 business days

Days Test Started: Tuesday,Thursday

Species: All Species

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Staphylococcus isolate

Culture plate or slant


Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment. Please ensure the sample is a pure culture. Mixed cultures require additional isolation and identification at additional cost to the submitter.

Shipping Information

OVERNIGHT - Ship overnight in an insulated shipper with ice packs (pack absorptive material to collect moisture) DO NOT SHIP OVER THE WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY - NO SATURDAY DELIVERY
PAPERWORK - Package paperwork separately in a waterproof, sealable plastic bag. Ensure paperwork is complete and specimens are labeled for easily matching. If you are using CF.755 Multiple Animal Continuation Form, please include a hard copy and email a copy to addl@purdue.edu.

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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