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methicillin susceptibility/ methicillin resistance staphylococcus aureus by pcr
Synonyms: MSSA/MRSA DNA by PCR 
Computer Code: (MSSAD)
Specimen Collection: Swab nares with culturette swab, crush ampule, transport to lab. 
Minimum Volume: NA 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at room temperature. 
Reference Values: No MSSA/MRSA detected.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2-24 hr. 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87640, 87641 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 31
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Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/24/2014
Time: 21:02:55 (24hr)