cobas 4800 System

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cobas® MRSA/SA 1 LightCycler® MRSA Advanced 2
Sample Type Copan MSwabTM Collection, Transport and Preservation System 1. BD CultureSwab™ Liquid Stuart
2. Copan Venturi Transystem™ Liquid Stuart
3. BD CultureSwab™ plus Amies gel without charcoal
4. Copan Venturi Transystem™ plus Amies gel without charcoal
5. BD CultureSwab™ plus Amies gel with charcoal
6. Copan Venturi Transystem™ plus Amies gel with charcoal
Controls • Full process control
•MRSA/SA Positive/Negative controls
•AmpErase® Enzyme
• PCR only control
•MRSA Positive/Negative controls
•AmpErase® Enzyme
Strain Coverage Coverage of ≥7 SCCmec types
318 strains of MRSA, 91 strains of MSSA
16 countries, including livestock-associated MRSA
137 strains of MRSA (USA only)
Sample Stability
2–30°C 4 days
2–8 °C 9 days
-20 °C 30 days
22–25°C Up to 6 days (Liquid Stuart)
Up to 4 days (Amies gel)
2–6 °C Up to 5 days (Liquid Stuart only)
-15 to -25 °C Up to 1 mo. (Liquid Stuart only)
Targets
MRSA SCCmec right-extremity junction
MSSA capsular polysaccharide enzyme (CPE) gene
SCCmec right-extremity junction
NONE
Specificity
(Direct and Enrichment Culture)
MRSA 93.10%
MSSA 93.90%
95.20%
n/a
Sensitivity
(Direct Chromogenic Culture)
MRSA 97.5%
MSSA 94.2%
96.4%
n/a
Turn Around Time3
6 Samples 2.3 hours
22 Samples 2.6 hours
46 Samples 2.9 hours
94 Samples 3.7 hours
6 Samples 1.5 hours
22 Samples 1.5 hours
46 Samples 3.0 hours
90 Samples 4.7 hours

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References:

  1. cobas®MRSA/SA [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Roche Diagnostics; 2015.
  2. LightCycler® MRSA Advanced test [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Roche Diagnostics; 2012.
  3. Argent Microbiology Workflow Study 2014. Roche data on file.