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How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

MRSA: As with many home tests errors can occur, if you feel you actively have an MRSA infection or you are a carrier please discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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How can one accurately test to see if MRSA is completely gone after taking meds, oinment, etc? The wound is healed but what is required? Blood test?

How can one accurately test to see if MRSA is completely gone after taking meds, oinment, etc? The wound is healed but what is required? Blood test?

No test : When the wound is healed, the infection is definitely gone. MRSA can be on our skin without causing infection. To detect MRSA living on your skin, colonization, you can have a swab culture done. ...Read more

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I have had MRSA for 3 years, and have seen many doctors. All they do is put me on biotics, not even a skin test.It's getting very bad now, what to do?

See ID specialist: You need to consult an infectious disease specialist on this. In fact, you should question whether your problem is from mrsa. If necessary, go to a local university center. ...Read more

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When a person test positive for MRSA them tests negative how is it possible for them to test postive again? What precautions need to be taken?

Incomplete: Eradication is common. We treat with phisohex, bacterium, bactroban, (mupirocin) then we test the nares or the throat. We can miss it if temporarily it is eradicated in the areas we test, or the load is less and we miss it from swabbing. Good hygiene, good hand washing is utmost in preventing spread. ...Read more

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How long does it take to test mrsa?

How long does it take to test mrsa?

Mrsa: Cultures can take 2-3 days. There are rapid PCR tests that can be available within a day. ...Read more

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How many tests do you have 2 have before MRSA is confirmed?

ONE: One culture will show if it is mrsa. If it is not and one keeps having infections then each infection may be tested. ...Read more

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What to do if i had MRSA ten years ago. Will that effect results of a t.B test?

What to do if i had MRSA ten years ago. Will that effect results of a t.B test?

No DifferentBacteria: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Control of this bacteria, as with all, is a function of the immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality is not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting immune function can change. Mrsa merely means multiple resistant abs. ...Read more

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Which test do they do in the hospital to see if you have an MRSA aquired infection?

More info: Colonization with MRSA is usually checked with a nasal swab. Infection in blood is checked in blood cultures and sometimes wound cultures are taken if there is a wound. What are your symptoms and where is your infection? ...Read more

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My dad has MRSA and I've been in contact with him . been sick for months and the basic cell count come out negative they won't do MRSA blood test ?

My dad has MRSA and I've been in contact with him . been sick for months and the basic cell count come out negative they won't do MRSA blood test ?

Blood cultures?: If you want doctors to do blood cultures for MRSA there has to be a good clinical indication for this, and without knowing what is going on with you and examining you there is no way to comment on this. What do you mean by "sick for months"? MRSA infection is not likely to go on for months untreated. You would likely die of this. You need to have discussion with the doctor. ...Read more

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Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Yes: Health care facilities have different pre-employment screening requirements. Screening for MRSA is one possibility. Oftentimes the health care facility will require that any employee who screens positive for MRSA go through a decolonization procedure prior to starting work. ...Read more