Pseudo Surveillance Culture

Multi Resistant Pseudo Surveillance Culture

Test Name:   Multi-Resistant Pseudo Surveillance Culture
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   MRPSEUDO

Once MRPSEUDO is selected as the source, a further description can be entered using the source dictionary. For instance:

RECT- rectal swab

These swabs are part of a special set of swabs as part of infection control surveillance.


Specimen Type:   

Swab of any area of the body that may be of concern or urine culture if it was previously colonized.

Collection Container:   Amies Transport Media or Sterile Container
Container Information
Amies Transport MediaAmies Transport MediaSterile ContainerSterile Container
Collection Information:   The nurse or physician will take a swab of the area in question. The swab is then quickly transferred to the transport media, then labeled appropriately and then sent to the laboratory.
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:   As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.
Lab Process Notes :   If multi drug resistant is detected notify immediately the ward that the patient is on (if an in-patient), patient registration (so a flag may be created) and infection control.
Storage & Transport:   The swab should be maintained at room temperature until transport to the lab. Once in the lab the specimen will be stored at room temperature in the microbiology rack.
Test Referred to :    On site, BGH laboratory


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