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ADMISSION ACT 52 CULTURE
Orderable Procedures: ADMISSION ACT 52 CULTURE [LAB00800]
CPT CODE: 87081
Test Synonyms: MRSA CX, INACT, MRSA ADMIT
Test Information:
Specimen Requirements
Collection Requirements: Use a double swab culturette transport device.
Carefully insert one swab into the patient's nostril, the swab tip must be inserted up to 2.5 cm [1 inch]
from the edge of the nares, or until resistance is met at the level of the turbinates (which might be
slightly less then in some neonates and infants).
Roll the swab 5 times.
Place the swab into the transport device.
Insert the second swab into the second nostril as in the preceding step.
Return the swab into the transport device and submit the transport device with two swabs

Shipping Handling Instructions: Send specimen at room temperature to lab immediately.

Performing Locations: MMC LAB : 814-534-5227
MIN LAB : 814-247-3200
NAS Lab : 814-224-6215

Container Type
Laboratory Container Temperature
MIN LAB
MMC LAB
NAS Lab
STERILE SWAB
STERILE SWAB
STERILE SWAB
Room Temperature
Room Temperature
Room Temperature
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