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.