Becton Dickinson said this week that its BD MAX MRSA molecular test has received a CLIA moderate complexity rating.

Performed on the automated BD MAX system, the assay is designed to rapidly and accurately identify patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. A moderate complexity rating allows the BD MAX MRSA assay to be performed by a qualified laboratory technician.

Earlier this year, the BD MAX GBS assay for Group B Streptococcus received a moderate complexity rating.

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