MRSA COLONIZATION SCREEN, PCR

Synonyms:

MRSA SCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: MRSA PCR
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Collect with Copan DUAL Dacron SWAB Culturette- (Red Top) ONLY!
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs. at room temperature. When transport is greater than 24 hrs, Refrigerate.
CPT-4: 87081
Comments: Methodology: Amplified DNA detection by real-time PCR. Source: Both Anterior Nares only. Please Note: This test is NOT diagnostic. This test detects viable and non-viable MRSA DNA.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.