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Staph test

Staph test

Staph test: The Staph test is a laboratory test used to identify Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from a human sample or cultured isolate derived from a human sample. S. aureus bacteria that normally live on the skin and in the nose of many healthy individuals are usually harmless; however, these individuals (and others who become infected with the germ) may become sick if the bacteria enter the body through a cut in the skin or wound. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a type of S. aureus that is resistant to commonly used antibiotics used to treat the infection.

Staph test: Other Names

Other names for Staph test include:

  • Staph culture
  • S. aureus assay system

Symptoms Associated with Staph test

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

Diseases Associated with Staph test

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

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

Basic Information: Staph test

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

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