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Rapid infectious disease test Xpert® vanA/vanB
for Enterococcus

rapid infectious disease test
rapid infectious disease test
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for infectious diseases
Tested parameter
for Enterococcus


The Need Effective prevention of healthcare-associated VRE infections begins with active surveillance programs that facilitate timely interventions to decrease the spread of VRE. Cepheid's Xpert® vanA/vanB delivers on-demand results in less than an hour, reducing the window for potential transmissions from days to minutes. Rapid intervention can prevent VRE transmissions - improving patient care and reducing costs for healthcare facilities. VRE: A growing concern The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System indicates that infection rates with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are increasing, particularly in countries with high MRSA prevalence. The proportion of invasive vancomycin resistant E. faecium isolates reached 37% in Greece, 33% in Ireland, 29% in Portugal, 21% in the UK and 15% in Germany The percentage of invasive vancomycin resistant E. faecalis was found to be more than 6% in Greece and more than 2% in Portugal, Ireland and the UK The Solution CDC, SHEA and WHO have put forward the following guidelines on how to reduce VRE infections: Comprehensive surveillance for targeted Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms; especially for those at high risk Judicious use of antibiotics Application of infection control precautions during patient care Education and training of healthcare personnel Environmental cleanliness Decolonization therapy when appropriate The Impact Important healthcare benefits of rapid screening: Allows for an immediate identification of VRE carriers from non-carriers Rapid implementation of barrier precaution Early identification improves patient bed management


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