This assay is used to detect the presence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) DNA in a patient's swab specimen. The use of real-time PCR to detect the presence of MRSA DNA in clinical specimens allows for rapid patient testing.
This MRSA swab test is tested to detect Meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus carrier status. This test is requested when the patient wants to determine if they are a MRSA carrier.
This test is one swab only and usually nasal as it is taken at the clinic.