Vela Diagnostics this week announced the CE-IVD launch of its Sentosa SA Direct MRSA/SA PCR test.

The new test uses real-time PCR to qualitatively detect and differentiate Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus from nasal swabs in patients at risk for nasal colonization, to aid in the prevention and control of MRSA/SA infections in healthcare settings, Singapore-based Vela said.

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