Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Gram positive cocci in clusters, Coagulase positive
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Bloodstream infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus require an Infectious Disease consult
Negative MRSA nares surveillance test within past 7 days indicates 95% likelihood the patient does NOT have MRSA pneumonia. A positive MRSA nares is not strongly correlated with MRSA pneumonia
MRSA is not a common urine pathogen. Addition work up for source recommended.
BioFire: defined as Staphylococcus aureus with positive MecA gene result.