A 44-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take to test mrsa?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Mrsa: Cultures can take 2-3 days. There are rapid PCR tests that can be available within a day.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
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Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
Wound culture: A test of the skin or a wound (called a culture) will take 2-3 days at the lab.
Answered on Jan 19, 2019

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
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Need more info: Where is the mrsa. Are you a so called colonizer? Do you have frequent cellulitis? And how did you know you have mrsa?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Usually three days: If you have not heard back from your doctor office, call them.

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