Understand Your Test

MRSA Screening

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Formal Name

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening

Why Get Tested?

To determine whether you are a carrier of the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and could potentially spread it to other people.

When To Get Tested?

When you have no signs or symptoms of an active infection, but a healthcare practitioner wants to determine if you are a MRSA carrier, such as when you are hospitalized.