Version 2.72

75755-9Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus DNA [Presence] in Specimen by NAA with probe detectionActive

Term Description

This test detects the presence of DNA from methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), and can be run on a bacterial isolate or a primary specimen (such as blood or urine) that is presumed to contain infectious microorganisms. This term was created for the New York State Department of Health and is limited for use by public health laboratories, which are unique in that they can sometimes run tests on any sample, either human or environmental, using locally-developed tests. Other organizations, such as hospitals or commercial laboratories, use a term that specifies the particular specimen(s) that the test kit they are using has been approved for.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP186082-6   Staphylococcus aureus.methicillin susceptible
Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is a type of Staph aureus that does not contain the mecA gene and therefore, is still susceptible to methicillin and other beta-lactam antibiotics. Transfer of mecA to MSSA turns MSSA into methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA), which is an increasingly common cause of both hospital- and community-acquired skin and wound infections. [PMID:18718557] Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMID: 18718557

Fully-Specified Name

Staphylococcus aureus.methicillin susceptible DNA

Additional Names

Short Name
MSSA DNA Spec Ql NAA+probe
Display Name
MSSA DNA NAA+probe Ql (Specimen)
Consumer Name Alpha
MSSA, Specimen

Example Answer List LL744-4

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Detected LA11882-0
Not detected LA11883-8

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.50
Last Updated
Version 2.69
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
金黄色葡萄球菌.甲氧西林敏感性 DNA:存在情况或阈值:时间点:XXX:序数型:探针法.基因扩增.靶向
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Staphylococcus aureus.meticillinegevoelig DNA:aanwezigheid:moment:XXX:ordinaal:moleculaire techniek (PCR)
fr-FRFrench (France)
Staphylococcus aureus ADN méthicilline sensible:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Milieux divers:Qualitatif:PCR amplification de cible
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Staphylococcus aureus.meticillina-sensibile DNA:PrThr:Pt:XXX:Ord:Sonda.amp.tar
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
ADN de Staphylococo aureus susceptible a meticilina:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:XXX:Ordinal:Amplificación de ácidos nucleicos con detección de sonda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Staphylococcus aureus sensible a meticilina ADN:PrThr:Punto temporal:XXX:Ord:Sonda con amplificación dirigida
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Staphylococcus aureus.metisillin duyarlı DNA:MevcEşik:Zmlı:XXX:Srl:Prob.amf.hdf

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