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Staphylococcus aureus PCR, CSF


Name Method Department Units
Staph aureus PCR, CSF Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Real-time TaqMan PCR
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease Detected or Not Detected

Specimen Requirements


Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

CSF tube

N/A 1 mL

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Centrifuged specimen
  • Diluted specimen
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen


Specimens received after 0900 will be done on the next day of testing.

CPT Code

  • 87640