Rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in wound specimens and blood cultures: Multicenter preclinical evaluation of the cepheid Xpert MRSA/SA skin and soft tissue and blood culture assays

D. M. Wolk, M. J. Struelens, P. Pancholi, T. Davis, P. Della-Latta, D. Fuller, E. Picton, R. Dickenson, O. Denis, D. Johnson, K. Chapin

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A multicenter preclinical evaluation was conducted to evaluate the performance of two Cepheid Xpert assays for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and S. aureus. Sensitivity was 97.1% and 98.3% for MRSA in wound and blood culture specimens, respectively. Sensitivity was 100% for S. aureus from both specimen types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-826
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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