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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium often found in 20-30% of the noses of normal healthy people and commonly found on people's skin. Most strains are sensitive to many antibiotics and infections can be effectively treated.
Staphylococcus aureus which are resistant to an antibiotic called methicillin are referred to as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Many commonly prescribed antibiotics are not effective.
MRSA rarely, if ever, presents a danger to the general public. This infection is usually confined to hospitals and in particular to vulnerable or debilitated patients.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your swab sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your MRSA Screen swab test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your swab sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your MRSA Screen test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your swab sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your swab sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your swab sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range swab test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your MRSA Screen test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your MRSA Screen test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.