NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Great Basin Scientific today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its multiplex Staph ID/R Blood Culture Panel.

The test is an automated assay for simultaneous identification of Staphylococcus aureus and other Staphylococcus species, as well as the mecA drug-resistance gene. The test also supports antimicrobial stewardship by identifying coagulase-negative staphylococci, part of the normal flora of human skin that can lead to false positive blood culture. 

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