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MRSA test

MRSA test

MRSA test: The MRSA test is a laboratory test used to identify methicillin-resistant and non-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria from a cultured isolate derived from a human sample. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is resistant to common antibiotics used to treat S. aureus infections. MRSA is most commonly known for causing skin infections, but can also infect other organ systems such as the lungs and bloodstream. Some hospitals and hospital settings are required to test employees and some (e.g. high-risk patients) or all of their patients for MRSA.

MRSA test: Other Names

Other names for MRSA test include:

  • MRSA culture
  • MRSA screening

Symptoms Associated with MRSA test

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with MRSA test:

Diseases Associated with MRSA test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with MRSA test:

  • S. aureus blood infection
  • S. aureus skin infection
  • S. aureus respiratory infection
  • Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infection

Basic Information: MRSA test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'MRSA test' may be involved.

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