Comparison of two versions of the IDI-MRSA assay using charcoal swabs for prospective nasal and nonnasal surveillance samples

Sean X. Zhang, Steven J. Drews, Joanne Tomassi, Kevin C. Katz

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Abstract

An updated IDI-MRSA assay version was released to address the assay's low positive predictive value (PPV). A prospective analysis of two assay versions indicated no significant improvement in the PPV. Colonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 24% of patients would not have been detected if only nasal samples had been tested, as approved, by this molecular method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2278-2280
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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