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Test ID: MARP    
mecA, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of mecA in staphylococcal bacterial isolates

 

Evaluation of treatment options when oxacillin or cefoxitin breakpoints are unavailable (eg, some Staphylococcus species, not S aureus)

 

Prediction of antimicrobial resistance when bacterial growth is inadequate for phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing (eg, staphylococcal small colony variants; SCVs)

 

Assessment of discrepancies between cefoxitin and oxacillin phenotypic testing results

Highlights

Rapid molecular test that detects mecA DNA associated with prediction of antimicrobial resistance to methicillin and other applicable beta-lactam antibiotics in isolates of Staphylococcus species.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Using LightCycler with Amplified Product Detection Using Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Hybridization Probes

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

mecA PCR

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

mecA
Staphylococcus
Staph