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Xpert® SA Nasal Complete

Pre-surgical testing of S. aureus and MRSA in about an hour

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Xpert<sup>®</sup> SA Nasal Complete

The Need

Staphylococcus aureus infections are an increasingly serious public health issue

Colonized patients at risk for serious complications include surgical, trauma, burn and dialysis patients:

  • S. aureus colonized patients are up to 9 times more likely to develop surgical site infections than non-carriers
  • S. aureus is the major cause of access infections and bacteremia in dialysis patients
  • Carriage is the major risk factor for infection with S. aureus in dialysis patients
  • Up to 93% of nosocomial S. aureus infections are caused by a patient’s own flora
  • SA and MRSA infections are associated with increases in length of hospital stay, costs, morbidity, and mortality
  • Nasal carriage of S. aureus and self-infection of wounds in ICU/Burn patients is well documented

The Solution

Rapid and accurate detection of colonization facilitates targeted infection control practices:

  • Optimize pre-admission workflow and counseling
  • Enables measures to reduce endogenous infection risk, including decolonization
  • Supports measures to reduced exogenous infection risk, including barrier/contact precautions
  • Aligns with infection control strategies as outlined by SCIP and SHEA/IDSA

Ordering Info

Xpert® SA Nasal Complete

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: GXSACOMP-CE-10

Xpert® SA Nasal Complete

Number of Tests: 120

Catalog #: GXSACOMP-120

Xpert® SA Nasal Complete

Number of Swabs: 50

Catalog #: 900-0370
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