Overview of results obtained with the Xpert MRSA kit and culture from 612 specimens

Reference method and resultNo. of specimens with Xpert MRSA kit result of:
Direct culturea
Enrichment culture
Amended resultsc
  • a Direct culture results were unavailable for six specimens from two patients.

  • b Four isolates were invalid by the Xpert MRSA kit.

  • c Amended results include numbers of specimens that were culture positive and those that were Xpert MRSA kit positive but culture negative from previously positive patients or from patients from whom a specimen from another site was positive.