VISA and VRSA Reporting

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Immediately report isolates of Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) and 
resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) by calling (800) 252-8239 or faxing (512) 776-7616.

Isolates of VISA and VRSA shall be submitted to:

  • Texas Department of State Health Services
    Laboratory Services Section
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756-3199

All reports of VISA and VRSA shall include patient name, date of birth or age, sex, city of submitter, anatomic site of culture, date of culture, and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) if available.