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Staph aureus Culture
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shift.|
|Collection Instructions||Anterior nares swab:
1. Run both swabs quickly under tap water to slightly moisten the swabs.
2. Using both swabs at the same time, gently insert the swabs approx 1/4 " into the anterior nares (just inside the nasal orofice). Swab in a circular motion; and repeat in second nostril, using the same two (2) swabs.
3. Place swabs into Amies transport media with charcoal, cap and deliver to Microbiology.
|Container type||Swab in Amies transport medium with charcoal|
|Sample type||Anterior nares swab to screen for carrier, skin or soft tissue swab|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Swabs not submitted in Amies transport medium with charcoal|
|Stability||24 hours at room temperature or refrigerated|
|Turn around times||2-4 days|
|Reflex?||Susceptibility testing is performed if Staphylococcus aureus is isolated.|
|Last Updated||6/19/2013 3:43:59 PM|
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