Detect MRSA & SA skin and soft tissue infection in about one hour
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The Need

  • Surgical-site infections (SSIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality1
  • S. aureus is one of the most common pathogens responsible for SSIs2
  • SSIs caused by MRSA lead to worse clinical outcomes vs less resistant pathogens2
  • The use of inappropriate initial antibiotic treatment can be associated with adverse clinical outcomes and increased length of stay3
1 Mengistu DA, Alemu A, Abdukadir AA, Mohammed Husen A, Ahmed F, Mohammed B, Musa I. Global Incidence of Surgical Site Infection Among Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Inquiry. 2023 Jan-Dec;60:469580231162549. doi: 10.1177/00469580231162549. PMID: 36964747; PMCID: PMC10041599.
2 Seidelman JL, Mantyh CR, Anderson DJ. Surgical Site Infection Prevention: A Review. JAMA. 2023;329(3):244–252. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.24075
3 Nathwani D, et al. Early clinical assessment of response to treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections: how can it help clinicians? Perspectives from Europe. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2016

The Solution

The Xpert MRSA/SA SSTI test is a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test intended for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from skin and soft tissue infection swabs

  • Laboratory efficiencies with on-demand workflows requiring minimal hands-on time
  • Optimized therapy to support improved patient outcomes and reduced empirical prescribing

The Impact

  • Rapid detection enables more targeted antibiotic selection4
  • Improved patient management with appropriate antimicrobial therapy5
  • Significantly reduced time to result compared to culture methods5
4 May LS, et al. A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Use of Rapid Molecular Testing for Staphylococcus aureus for Patients With Cutaneous Abscesses in the Emergency Department With Standard of Care. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015
5 Valour et al. (2014) Rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin resistance in bone and joint infection samples: evaluation of the GeneXpert MRSA/SA SSTI assay https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0732889313006391