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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

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Xpert® MRSA/SA SSTI

Detect MRSA & SA Skin and Soft Tissue Infections In About One Hour

Xpert<sup>®</sup> MRSA/SA SSTI

The Need


SSTIs are a major health concern

  • The most common cause of skin and soft tissue infections is Staph aureus; MRSA represents over 50% of these infections in parts of the U.S.1
  • Current laboratory methods can take up to 72 hours to determine if a SSTI is SA or MRSA
  • Empiric treatment, found to be incorrect in 57% of patients according to one study, is employed due to lack of a rapid identification method2

(1) CDC. CDC Steps Up Efforts to Fight Drug-Resistant Germ. Press Release. 2008 Sep 8. Accessed May 2020.
(2) Moran, GJ, et al. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections among patients in the emergency department. N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 17;355(7):666-74.

The Solution


The only fast and comprehensive SSTI test available:

  • Xpert® MRSA/SA SSTI is a fast, on-demand test for detecting MRSA and SA from skin and soft tissue swabs in around one hour
  • Xpert MRSA/SA SSTI is the most comprehensive Staph aureus test available:
    • Includes targets for Staph aureus, MRSA, and mecA
    • Identifies presumptive positive “empty cassette” strains for correct classification as SA sensitive
    • Unparalleled automation with the GeneXpert® System provides reduced hands-on time and improved laboratory efficiency

Important healthcare benefits of rapid detection:

  • Helps ensure the right therapy sooner for improved patient management
  • Enables a targeted antimicrobial therapy approach for better antimicrobial stewardship
  • Allows for immediate identification of patient infection for improved isolation and infection control measures

Ordering Info


Xpert® MRSA/SA SSTI

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: GXMRSA/SA-SSTI-10

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