LightCycler® SeptiFast MecA Test MGRADE

Detection and identification of mecA DNA in human K-EDTA-blood

This test is used as an aid in the detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains.

This test is used in conjunction with clinical presentation, established microbiological assays and/or other laboratory markers as an aid in the management of patients with suspected MRSA blood stream infection.

This test is used for patients who have tested positive with the LightCycler® SeptiFast Test MGRADE for Staphylococcus aureus.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an additional tool to aid decision making regarding antibiotic choice and may facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic therapy for S. aureus infection
  • Uses a nucleic-acid based method to detect the mecA gene, which mediates high level methicillin resistance
  • Detects mecA DNA in patients who have tested positive with the LightCycler® SeptiFast Test MGRADE for Staphylococcus aureus

Intended Use

The LightCycler® SeptiFast mecA Test MG is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for the detection and identification of mecA DNA in human K-EDTA-blood using the LightCycler® 2.0 Instrument. It is used as an aid in the detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains. The test is used in conjunction with clinical presentation, established microbiological assays and/or other laboratory markers as an aid in the management of patients with suspected MRSA blood stream infection. The test is used for patients who have tested positive with the LightCycler® SeptiFast Test MG for Staphylococcus aureus.

Not available in the United States.