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Verification of the IDI-MRSA Assay for Detecting Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Diverse Specimen Types in a Core Clinical Laboratory Setting

Authors
Journal
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
0095-1137
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.01509-06
Keywords
  • Bacteriology
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

The IDI-MRSA assay has a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 96% when used to screen patients at extranasal sites. This verification study used previously unverified swabs and was undertaken in a core medical laboratory using nonmicrobiology technologists trained in sample processing, molecular laboratory work flow, and PCR practice.

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