Staphylococus identification – Culture
Procedure #: MAA0037A
Identification of Staphylococcus and related species from reference culture
|Supplemental Information Required||
|Performed on Specimens from (sources)||
|Sample/Specimen Type for Testing||
|Minimum Volume/Size Required||
At least one viable colony
|Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping||
Room temperature or refrigerated
Appropriate medium that supports growth
Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
|Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements||
Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
Ship specimens overnight Monday-Thursday to avoid weekend deliveries.
Bacterial culture, MALDI-TOF (Mass spectrometry)
Material must be viable.
Improper storage or shipping temperatures limit organism recovery.
|Common Causes for Rejection||
Unacceptable specimen type or source
Improper shipping conditions
Expired media or collection container
Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
Incomplete or missing submission form.