MRSA is a common healthcare-associated infection, causing hundreds of thousands of infections globally each year. For example, as many as 375,000 MRSA infections and 23,000 related deaths occur annually in the United States alone.1 Implementation of on-demand PCR testing with Xpert MRSA followed by isolation of patients infected or colonized with MRSA has a been shown to reduce both HAI rates and infection-related costs.2
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1. Kavanagh KT, Calderon LE, Saman DM and Abusalem SK. The use of surveillance and preventative measures for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in surgical patients. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2014;3:18. ;
2. Spencer M, Barnes S, Parada J et al. A primer on on-demand polymerase chain reaction technology. Am J Infect Control. 2015;43:1102-8.