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The Check-Direct CPE Screen for the BD MAX assay is a real time PCR kit for the detection of CRO from rectal swabs. The Check-Direct CPE Screen for the BD MAX identifies and differentiates the presence of the four most common carbapenemase genes: KPC, NDM, VIM and OXA-48-like (including OXA-181 and OXA-232). In three prospective European studies, the assay demonstrated overall clinical sensitivity and specificity of 98.5 percent and 96.8 percent, respectively.
"We have used the Check-Direct CPE Screen for BD MAX in routine screening for nearly two years," said
Carbapenem-resistant organisms represent a global healthcare-associated infection (HAI) concern. In 2014, the average carbapenem resistance for K. pneumoniae in
The Check-Direct CPE Screen for BD MAX assay is the latest offering in the BD MAX HAI portfolio, which includes IVD assays for the qualitative detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). Together with other upcoming products on the BD Phoenix™ platform, BD will offer a comprehensive genotypic and phenotypic CRO solution to support clinical microbiology customers in their antimicrobial resistance programs.
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Check-Points (http://www.check-points.com) is a privately owned diagnostics company in Wageningen,
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