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Xpert® MRSA/SA BC

Detection of MRSA and S. aureus in positive blood cultures in about an hour

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The Need


Bloodstream infections are a major healthcare concern:

  • 3.4 million individuals develop sepsis every year in the European Region, and 700,000 of these patients do not survive.1 Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) and Staph aureus (SA) are the causative pathogen in up to 35% of severe sepsis cases.2
  • Current culture-based lab testing methods for gram positive blood culture bottles require an additional 18-48 hours for determination of MRSA or SA.
  • Without timely results, clinicians often employ empiric treatments, using costly and inadequate antimicrobials that contribute to increased drug resistance.

The Solution


On-demand molecular testing – an ideal solution:

  • Accurate molecular detection of MRSA or SA from a gram-positive blood culture sample in about an hour
  • Simple test protocol can be run on all shifts to provide results around-the-clock
  • Provides clinicians actionable information when it is most needed
  • Easily integrates into your hospital’s bundle of sepsis interventions

The Impact


A clinical study3 showed that using the Xpert® MRSA/SA BC test coupled with an infectious disease pharmacist consultation resulted in:

  • Switch to optimum antimicrobial therapy 1.7 days sooner
  • Mean length of stay was reduced 6.2 days
  • Mean hospital costs were €15,643 less per bacteremic patient

(1) WHO. Hand Hygiene Day: It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care. Accessed May 3rd 2018. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Health-systems/health-workforce/ news/news/2018/5/hand-hygiene-day-its-in-your-hands-prevent-sepsis-in-health-care
(2) Annane D, et al. Septic shock Lancet. 2005 Jan 1-7;365(9453):63-78.
(3) Bauer KA, et al. An Antimicrobial Stewardship Program’s Impact with Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus/S. aureus Blood Culture Test in Patients with S. aureus Bacteremia. Clin.Infect. Dis. 2010 Nov 1;51(9):1074-80.

Ordering Info


Xpert® MRSA/SA BC

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: GXMRSA/SABC-CE-10
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