Staphylococcus PBP2a Methicillin Resistance Test

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Bacteriology Mon-Fri 24 Hours
Price: $30.00
The Staphylococcus PBP2a methicillin resistance test is for the rapid identification of the gene mecA which encodes for methicillin resistance in coagulase-positive Staphylococcus sp. This test can be performed before antimicrobial sensitivity testing is available allowing for treatment guidance. 
Specimens Required
  • Pure bacterial isolate
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
  • Sealed plate or slant
Packing Instructions
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Special Instructions
Bacterial culture must be performed to recover an isolate before testing can be done. Cost of culture is separate.
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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