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Referral service turnaround times (TATs) SACU 2023

Turn Around Times (TATs) for issue of report Working Days
Confirmatory susceptibility testing or resistance mechanism determination 2 - 10
Additional susceptibility testing (by gradient strip or microbroth dilution) 2 - 14
Combination testing 5 - 17
Glycopeptide resistance in S. aureus (hGISA/GISA) confirmation 5 - 17
Panton Valentine Leucocidin (PVL) detection by RT-PCR in Staphylococcus aureus 2 - 10
mecA and mecC detection by RT-PCR in Staphylococcus species 2 - 10
vanA and vanB detection by RT-PCR in Enterococcus species 2 - 10
MCR (mobile colistin resistance) gene detection by RT-PCR in Enterobacterales species 2 - 10









Isolates requiring urgent results will be reported with non-complete (interim) results.

Referred mixed cultures will cause a delayed result/report, please make sure only pure cultures are referred.