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    Holly Pike
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    We have a new culture that is a “Staph aureus Screen” – is it not for MRSA. Is it appropritate to use : 20966-8 Staphylococcus sp ID’ed in Unspecified Specimen by Org specific culture?
    We also have a new culture that is a “Staph aureus/MRSA Screen” which is for both. Is 20966-8 also appropriate for this test?

    Holly

    #16638
    Ulrike Merrick
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    The scale for this test – 20966-8 – is nominal, so your result would be the organism name (either MRSA or Staph aureus or not detected?) – if that is the case you can use this code for the combined screen for sure. What are the results for your staph aureus only screen?

    #16639
    Holly Pike
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    For the Staph aureus Screen we will report as Staph aureus, no sensitivity performed or as No Staph aureus isolated.
    I can’t find a Staph aureus that is not also MRSA, only the Staph sp Identified 20966-8

    Holly

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