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|Title:||Evaluation of the Xpert™ MRSA/SA Blood Culture assay for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus including strains with reduced vancomycin susceptibility from blood culture specimens.|
|Authors:||Kelley, Peter G;Grabsch, Elizabeth A;Farrell, Jenny;Xie, Shirley;Montgomery, Janet;Mayall, Barrie C;Howden, Benjamin P|
|Affiliation:||Microbiology, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia.|
|Citation:||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2011; 70(3): 404-7|
|Abstract:||The Xpert MRSA/SA Blood Culture (BC) assay (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA) was prospectively compared to culture and found to have excellent specificity for both Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in BC specimens with a sensitivity of 75% (3/4) and 100% (17/17), respectively. Among 28 heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hVISA)/VISA spiked BCs, the assay correctly identified 84.6% VISA and 80% hVISA isolates as MRSA.|
|Internal ID Number:||21497042|
Aged, 80 and over
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Sensitivity and Specificity
Staphylococcus aureus.drug effects.isolation & purification
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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