You are using an unsupported browser.
Some features of this site may not function properly. For optimal user experience, please view this site in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Test
Home / Tests / Healthcare Associated Infections / Xpert MRSA/SA SSTI

Xpert® MRSA/SA SSTI

Detect MRSA & SA skin and soft tissue infections in less than one hour

Ordering Info

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 Press release 09/08/2008 entitled “CDC Steps Up Efforts to Fight Drug-Resistant Germ”.;
(2) Moran et al. “Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections among Patients in the Emergency Department”, NEJM 355:664-674; 2006.

The Solution


The tremendous increase of both hospital acquired and community acquired MRSA in skin and soft tissue infections requires a change in management of these infections. Cepheid's on-demand Xpert MRSA/SA SSTI test detects the presence of S. aureus (SA) or methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in skin and soft tissue infections in less than one hour.

The only rapid and comprehensive SSTI test available

  • Xpert MRSA/SA SSTI is a rapid, on-demand test for detecting MRSA and SA from skin and soft tissue swabs in less than 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

Ordering Info


Xpert® MRSA/SA SSTI

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: GXMRSASA-SSTI-10

Educational Materials

Back to Top