NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A Veterans Affairs hospital in Houston has bought a Cepheid test that detects antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus bacteria, the company said today.
 
Cepheid said the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has bought its GeneXpert MRSA kit, which tests for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus, the most common cause of nosocomial infections.
 
The MRSA also is resistant to oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin, and affects those with weakened immune systems.

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