RevoDx Staphylococcus Aureus qPCR Kit
Staphylococcus aureus is the most dangerous of all of the many common staphylococcal bacteria. These gram-positive, sphere-shaped (coccal) bacteria often cause skin infections but can cause pneumonia, heart valve infections, and bone infections. Staphylococcus aureus is present in the nose (usually temporarily) of about 30% of healthy adults and on the skin of about 20%. The percentages are higher for people who are patients in a hospital or who work there. The bacteria can spread from person to person by direct contact, through contaminated objects, or less often, by inhalation of infected droplets dispersed by sneezing or coughing.
The unclosed draft genome sequence analysis of S. aureus showed a genome size of 2,793,131 bp with a mean GC content of 32.70%, and the published genome size of S. aureus is about 2.8 Mb. Ten, 50, and 90 percentile methicillin resistance rate in S. aureus strains causing healthcare associated infections in Turkish tertiary-care university hospitals were 8.05%, 43.24%, and 78.26% in 2012, respectively. The overall cumulative MRSA rate in the 373 hospitals was 53.88%.
RevoDx Staphylococcus aureus qPCR Kit is a real-time PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of Staphylococcus aureus DNA.
- Ready-to-use kit
- Compatible with most real-time PCR detection systems with the channels FAM and HEX
- Human RNase P as an internal control
- The Limit of Detection (LoD) value is 69 copies/mL
- No cross-reactivity with the potential cross-reactive markers shown using both in silico analysis and wet testing.
- CE-IVD marked