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Staphylococcus Surveillance Culture
0060124
Ordering Recommendation

Identify Staphylococcus aureus colonization.

Mnemonic
MC STAPH
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 3 days
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: Negative within 3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Any site or fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container.
Swab:
Place in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry specimens. 
Remarks
Specimen source preferred. 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Staphylococcus aureus.
Interpretive Data


Note
Susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.

All Staphylococcus aureus isolates are screened for methicillin susceptibility.
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CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060124Culture, Staphylococcus20966-8
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Aliases
  • Culture, Staphylococcus
  • MRSA
  • Nasal Culture
  • Nose Culture