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MRSA Screening

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Formal name: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening
Related tests: Wound Culture

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine your methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carrier status

When to Get Tested?

When you have no signs or symptoms of an active infection, but your health care provider wants to determine if you are a MRSA carrier

Sample Required?

Swab of the nose; occasionally, swab of wound infection site or skin lesion

Test Preparation Needed?