MRSA NASAL SCREEN CULTURE

Synonyms:

MRSA SCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: MRSA SCRN
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: ESwab Collection and Transport System
Transport: Transport at room temperature within 24 hours of collection.
CPT-4:
Comments: Source: Anterior Nares Methodology:Chrom ID Mrsa agar is used as a selective and differential Chromogenic medium for the qualitative detection of MRSA from Anterior nare specimens. Used ONLY for Surveillance testing of Nares to determine colonization of MRSA

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.