Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate and identify Staphylococcus aureus.

Reference Range *

No Staphylococcus aureus isolated.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

24 - 72 hours

Soft Order Code
STSN
MiChart Code
Staphylococcus aureus Culture
Synonyms
  • TEIC
  • Culture, Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staph Screen
  • STSN
  • STAPHYLOCOCCUS CULTURE
  • TEICHOIC ACID
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen from nose, nasopharynx, or other source and place in aerobic transport tube. (ESwab)

Rejection Criteria
Specimen >24 hours
Normal Volume
1 swab (ESwab)
Minimum Volume
1 swab (ESwab)
Storage Temperature
Ambient: Up to 24 hours
Refrigerated: Up to 24 hours
Frozen: No
Billing
CPT Code
87081
Fee Code
32288
NY State Approved
No