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Title: Comparison of the Xpert methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) assay, BD GeneOhm MRSA assay, and culture for detection of nasal and cutaneous groin colonization by MRSA.
Austin Authors: Kelley, P G;Grabsch, Elizabeth A ;Howden, Benjamin P ;Gao, W;Grayson, M Lindsay 
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Studley Rd., Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia 3084.
Issue Date: 26-Aug-2009
Publication information: Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2009; 47(11): 3769-72
Abstract: Detection of methicillin (meticillin)-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization was assessed using combined nose and groin swabs in two commercial PCR assays (the Xpert MRSA assay and the BD GeneOhm MRSA assay). Compared to routine culture, both had similar sensitivities (87.0% versus 84.8%, respectively) and specificities (93.8% versus 92.7%, respectively). Combined PCR assays provide a rapid and more-complete assessment of colonization at a cost similar to that of single-site analysis.
Gov't Doc #: 19710260
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00303-09
Journal: Journal of clinical microbiology
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Aged, 80 and over
Bacteriological Techniques.economics.methods
Carrier State.microbiology
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.genetics.growth & development.isolation & purification
Middle Aged
Nasal Cavity.microbiology
Polymerase Chain Reaction.economics.methods
Sensitivity and Specificity
Staphylococcal Infections.microbiology
Time Factors
Young Adult
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