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Introducing BD MAX™ MRSA XT with eXTended Detection Technology

BD MAX™ MRSA XT with eXTended Detection Technology aids in reduction of MRSA transmission with detection of more MRSA strains and resistance targets (including mecA) than other assays for optimal patient care.
Until December 31st 2013, contact your BD representative to receive 2 kits with 50% discount1.
The BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay with eXTended Detection Technology accurately identifies:
- mecA dropouts
- New MREJ types
- MRSA strains with the novel mecC gene
Reduces the risk of transmission due to new and emerging strains of MRSA
- MRSA strains with the novel mecC gene account for 3 to 4% of all cases 2
- Detection of new MREJ types missed by other assays 3

Avoids cost and patient impact associated with unnecessary isolation and treatment due to mecA dropouts
- Up to 18% of positive MRSA results reported by other molecular assays may actually be false positives 4, 5, 6
- Patients wrongly identified as carriers may acquire MRSA when cohorted with true carriers 5
Simple and efficient workflow
Results in about 2 hours, compared to 2-4 days with culture.
Snap Load Go!
You can combine BD MAX™ MRSA XT testing with other assays, in the same run. For example BD MAX™ StaphSR, BD MAX™ Cdiff, and user defined protocols.
1. Special offer available until Dec 31st 2013. Please contact your local representative to receive  terms and conditions. This Special Offer is not available for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Spain.
2. Data on File
3. Petersen et al., Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying the novel mecC gene in Denmark corroborates a zoonotic reservoir with transmission to humans Clin Micro Infect 2013; 19:E16-E22
4. Arbefeville et al. Prevalence and Genetic Relatedness of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Detected by the Xpert MRSA Nasal Assay J. Clin. Microbiol. 2011; 49:2996-2999
5. Blanc et al., High Proportion of Wrongly Identified Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Carriers by Use of a Rapid Commercial PCR Assay Due to Presence of Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome Element Lacking the mecA Gene J. Clin. Microbiol. 2011; 49:722-724
6. Farley et al., Comparison of the BD GeneOhm Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) PCR Assay to Culture by Use of BBL CHROMagar MRSA for Detection of MRSA in Nasal Surveillance Cultures from an At-Risk Community Population J. Clin. Microbiol. 2008; 46:743-746