Days Set Up
Analytic Time

24 - 72 hours

MiChart Code
MRSA Culture
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Culture, MRSA
Methcillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Culture
MRSA Culture
Culture, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

To screen patients for MRSA and determine when Contact Precautions is needed.

Reference Range

No Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Specimen types: nose, nasopharynx or any other source.

Collection Offsite

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

Normal Volume
1 swab
Minimum Volume
1 swab

Billing Information

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.