Staphylococcus Surveillance Culture
0060124
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Any site or fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container.
Swab:
Place in bacterial transport media.  
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.
CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060124Culture, Staphylococcus
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Aliases
  • Culture, Staphylococcus
  • MRSA
  • Nasal Culture
  • Nose Culture