Cepheid Recalls Xpert MRSA/SA Blood Culture Product Due to False Negative Results | GenomeWeb

This article, originally published July 1, has been updated from a previous version to include comments from an FDA spokesperson.

Cepheid said today that it is voluntarily recalling all lots of its Xpert MRSA/SA blood culture product, which runs on its GeneXpert PCR platform, due to false negative reports of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The company said that customers can continue using the product but will need to perform confirmatory testing for any MRSA-negative/SA-positive results.

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