Determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents for Staphylococcus spp. For mecA gene testing, refer to Antimicrobial Susceptibility - mecA Gene by PCR (0060211).
Automated Broth Microdilution
Actively growing isolate in pure culture.
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.
Isolate identification and specimen source required.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Susceptible, intermediate, or resistant.
Depends on Specimen/Source/Method
The following agents are available for testing: clindamycin, daptomycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, levofloxacin, linezolid, nitrofurantoin, oxacillin, penicillin, quinupristin/dalfopristin, rifampin, tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, and vancomycin. For serious infections with coagulase-negative staphylococci, testing for the presence of mecA may be appropriate and will be performed in order to interpret the results for b-lactam agents. Selective reporting by organism and source.
For mecA gene testing, refer to Antimicrobial Susceptibility - mecA Gene by PCR (0060211).
An additional processing fee will be billed for all organisms not submitted in pure culture, as indicated in the specimen requirements.
If species identification is not provided, identification will be performed at ARUP. Additional charges apply.
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- antibiotic sensitivity
- antibiotic susceptibility
- bacterial susceptibility testing
- Staphylococcus sensitivity
- staphylococcus susceptibility
- Staphylococcus Susceptibility Panel