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Xpert® SA Nasal Complete

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

Xpert<sup>®</sup>&nbsp;SA Nasal Complete

The Need

S. aureus: An Ongoing Threat

  • Patients undergoing surgery are at increased risk of developing an infection1,2
  • S. aureus is the most common cause of SSIs1
  • Colonized patients are up to nine times more likely to develop an SSI1
  • SSIs are associated with increases in length of stay, cost, morbidity, and mortality1
  • Traditional direct culture testing takes 24+ hours to produce a result, and may risk under-detecting positive cases2

The Solution

SSIs caused by S. aureus continue to present a substantive burden in healthcare settings, prompting the need for earlier and more accurate pre-admission identification.

Xpert® SA Nasal Complete enables:

  • Fast identification and differentiation of S. aureus and MRSA in around 60 minutes
  • Broad coverage with multiple targets, including: the orfXSCCmec junction, mecA gene and spa gene for more accurate S. aureus and MRSA detection
  • Optimised pre-admissions pathway for improved patient outcomes
  • Appropriate decolonization measures to reduce SSIs and the development of new resistances
  • Laboratory efficiencies with on-demand workflows requiring minimal hands-on time

The Impact

Fast and accurate PCR testing with Xpert® SA Nasal Complete greatly improves time to result, allowing healthcare professionals to quickly and appropriately manage pre-surgical admissions, reducing infection risk, transmission, and patient length of stay.

Optimize Workflow and Patient Management 

  • Deliver fast and actionable results to surgical and infection control teams in around 60 minutes
  • On-demand STAT testing provides results 24/7
  • Ease of use and minimal hands-on-time enables more efficient use of staff time

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(2) Piraino B. Staphylococcus aureus infections in dialysis patients: focus on prevention. ASAIO J. 2000 Nov-Dec;46(6):S13-7.
(3) Critchley IA. Eradication of MRSA nasal colonization as a strategy for infection prevention. Drug Discov. Today. 2006;3(2):189-95.
(4) Yu VL, et al. Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage and infection in patients on hemodialysis. Efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis. N Engl J Med. 1986 Jul 10;315(2):91-6.
(5) Murphy D, et al. Dispelling the Myths: The True Cost of Healthcare-Associated Infections. An APIC Briefing. 2007 Feb. Accessed May 2020.
(6) Engemann JJ, et al. Adverse clinical and economic outcomes attributable to methicillin resistance among patients with Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Mar 1;36(5):592-8. Epub 2003 Feb 7.
(7) Anderson, DJ. Clinical and Financial Outcomes Due to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surgical Site Infection: A Multi-Center Matched Outcomes Study. PLOS One. 2009 Dec 15. Accessed May 2020.
(8) Bode LG, et al. Preventing Surgical-Site Infections in Nasal Carriers of Staphylococcus aureus. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 7;362:9-17.
(9) Mackie DP, et al. Reduction in Staphylococcus aureus wound colonization using nasal mupirocin and selective decontamination of the digestive tract in extensive burns. Burns. 1994;20 Suppl 1:S14-7; discussion S17-8.
(10) Kooistra-Smid M, et al. Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a burn center. Burns. 2004 Feb;30(1):27-33.
(11) Noskin GA, et al. The Burden of Staphylococcus aureus Infections on Hospitals in the United States. Arch Intern Med.2005;165(15):1756–1761.

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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