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BD GeneOhm MRSA

BD GeneOhm MRSA

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Assay Performance
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Sensitivity....................................................93%Specificity ....................................................96%Negative Predictive Value (NPV)................98%Positive Predictive Value (PPV)
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................85%
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BD GeneOhm™ MRSA package insert, BD Diagnostics 2006
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Fourteen (14) of the 23 culture-negative specimens that were BD GeneOhm™MRSA positive were found to be culture-positive upon further investigation.This resulted in a total of 149 culture-positive and BD GeneOhm™ MRSApositive specimens out of a total of 158 PCR positive specimens.
Healthcare facilities must not accept ongoingmultidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infectionoutbreaks…as the status quo. With selection of infection control measures appropriate to their  situation, all facilities can achieve the desired goal and reduce the MDRO burden substantially.
-CDC/HICPAC, Management of MDROsin Healthcare Settings, 2006 
In 2004, it was shown that 19% of patientscolonized with MRSA at admission develop aninfection, and for patients that acquire MRSAwithin the hospital, 25% go on to develop aninfection.
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Such infections pose up to a 23%mortality risk for those affected.
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Knowing how and whento treat a patient leads tobetter medicine
BD GeneOhm
MRSA
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Davis KA et.al. CID 2004;39:776-82.
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Blot SI et al, Arch Intern Med 2002;162:2229-35.

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