This is an important test that is used to diagnose suspected MRSA infections, typically in hospitals.
About Mrsa culture
What is MRSA?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the name of Staphylococcus aureus strains which are resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. Staphylococcus aureus commonly colonises human skin without any negative effects, typically found in the nose, armpits, groin and buttocks. MRSA usually causes problems if it is able to penetrate beneath the skin and is most common in hospitals where there are many sources of bacteria and often wounds which the bacteria is able to penetrate.
Symptoms of MRSA infection include redness, swelling, warmth, pain and pus on the skin. If the infection is deeper into the body it can lead to elevated core temperature, chills, aches and disorientation.
Why take the test?
This test checks for the presence of MRSA in bodily fluids. It is used to diagnose suspected MRSA infections, typically in hospitals.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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