NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a Cepheid test designed to swiftly detect nosocomial and antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus, the company said today.
 
Cepheid said its Xpert MRSA test, which operates on the company’s GeneXpert system, identifies methicillin-resistant S. aureus in “just over one hour,” and can be administered 24 hours a day without the need to submit samples to a lab.  
 

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