Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate and identify Staphylococcus aureus.

Reference Range*

No Staphylococcus aureus isolated.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Daily

Analytic Time

24 - 72 hours

Soft Order Code

STSN

MiChart Code

Staphylococcus aureus Culture

Synonyms

Synonyms

TEIC
Culture, Staphylococcus aureus
Staph Screen
STSN
STAPHYLOCOCCUS CULTURE
TEICHOIC ACID

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Laboratory

Microbiology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

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

Rejection Criteria

Specimen >24 hours

Container

ESwab

Normal Volume

1 swab (ESwab)

Minimum Volume

1 swab (ESwab)

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Fee Codes


CPT Code

87081

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