Pre-surgical testing of S. aureus and MRSA in about an hour
The Impact of Laboratory Testing on Infection Control
Leveraging Technology to Reduce HAIs and Deliver High-Value Outcomes
Presenter: Denise Uettwiller-Geiger
Control of MRSA in healthcare settings requires rapid and accurate tests to detect colonized patients.
Xpert® MRSA NxG is an accurate, fast, on-demand PCR test that will help to:
Xpert MRSA NxG is an accurate, fast, on-demand PCR test that provides actionable results in about an hour.
Shift your lab from reactive to proactive
According to a published German study, implementation of a rapid MRSA screening surveillance program can achieve the following results4
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(4) Walter M, et al. Investment in Rapid on Demand Screening for MRSA and Immediate Isolation of MRSA Positive Patients Reduces Overall Hospital Costs in a German Emergency Hospital. Poster presented at EAHM. 2013 Nov 28-29. Luxembourg.
Number of Tests: 120Catalog #: GXMRSA-NXG-CE-120
Number of Tests: 10Catalog #: GXMRSA-NXG-CE-10
Number of Swabs: 50Catalog #: 900-0370
J. Li, et al. Cost effectiveness of supplementing a broth-enriched culture test with the Xpert MRSA assay for screening inpatients at high risk of MRSA; J Hosp Infect.2012 Dec; 82:227-233
Hallak G, etal. Preemptive Isolation Precautions of Patients at High Risk for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Combination With Ultrarapid Polymerase Chain Reaction Screening as an Effective Tool for Infection Control. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Dec;37(12)1489–1491
Stano P et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection rate after implementation of an antibiotic care bundle based on results of rapid molecular screening. In Vivo. 2013 Nov-Dec;27(6):873-876.
Each time a microorganism becomes resistant to an antibiotic, we lose another weapon in the war against infection. New resistance mechanisms are emerging — and spreading globally — every day. The result? In the very near future, we may be left without any drugs at all to fight serious, resistant infections.1 In the face of diagnostic uncertainty, fast and accurate molecular diagnostics can help provide the information needed. Fight back against antibiotic resistance with diagnostics first. Learn how on-demand molecular testing can help achieve your institution’s Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship goals. 1 World Health Organization. “Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance.” June, 2014.