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Detection / control MRSA, pharyngeal swabs

Fee code: 20009


Climent Casals Pascual


> Microbiology Department

Method description

Culture in selective and diferenciated medium

Delivery time

4 days

Note to delivery time



Specimen type

Pharyngeal smear

Specimen volume

1 escobillón faríngeo

Specimen minimum volume

1 escobillón por localización

Collection instructions

Throat swab: rub the wall of the pharynx to the swab

Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature

Rejection criteria

Swabs without medium of transport, Sample collected at the wrong time interval or improper transportation conditions, Non-sterile sample container, Duplicate sample on the same day and for the same analysis


Interpretative report of the results

Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Detección / control MRSA      

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