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Test Catalog

Test ID: MARP    
mecA, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

1. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.

Necessary Information

Organism identification and specimen source are required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Infectious Container, Large (T146)

Collection Container/Tube: Agar slant or other appropriate media

Specimen Volume: Organism in pure culture

Collection Instructions:

1. Perform isolation of bacteria.

2. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other  Agar plate, mixed culture

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated