Mrsa culture

This is an important test that is used to diagnose suspected MRSA infections, typically in hospitals.

0 tests included
2 days turnaround



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.


What's tested

MRSA Culture

How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



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.



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.