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Sites to Screen a Patient for Colonization by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is at risk for healthcare-associated infections and is a source for spread to others. Detecting colonization involves testing a number of sites that may harbor the organism.

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