Roche Cobas 4800 system
qualitative in vitro diagnostic real-time PCR assay, for the direct detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) and S.aureus (SA) DNA from nasal swabs.
Nasal swab specimens collected with the Mswab Collection, Transport and Preservation System
draw tube or plastic pour off tube
2-8 C (ice packs)
Store at 15-30C for up to 2 days, 2-8C for up to 7 days; Beyond 7 days, store frozen.
Non-Reactive: < 1.0 COI Reactive: >/= 1.0 COI