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MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Category Microbiology Laboratory
Test MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Description

Hospital-acquired MRSA has been an issue for a number of years but more recently community-acquired or CA-MRSA is becoming an emergent issue.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. now provides MRSA Analysis of Environmental Samples (swab, bulk, or water). Please note, we are not able to accept clinical specimens for testing.
 
For more information on MRSA see the following links:
 
EMSL offers a culture-based MRSA testing method. Our Cinnaminson, NJ Laboratory also offers a PCR-based method for faster turnarounds. Click on the following link for more information: http://www.emsl.com/Services.aspx?action=show&ServiceId=431
 
Test Code for MRSA by culture is M133
 
Sample retention time - 1 week