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Vivalytic MRSA/SA test*

With only One cartridge the Vivalytic MRSA/SA test differentiates between MRSA and MSSA

Infection with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a major HAI (hospital acquired infection) worldwide.

MRSA/SA

Reliable test results with the Vivalytic MRSA/SA Test

By using one single cartridge, the Vivalytic MRSA/SA test detects and differentiates between MRSA and MSSA DNA to aid in the diagnosis of MRSA infection in a speedy manner so that appropriate antibiotic treatment can be applied and complications prevented.

According to the WHO, patients infected with MRSA are about 50% more likely to die than those infected with non-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus strains. Not only mortality, also length of hospitalization, morbidity, and costs are increased significantly by untreated MRSA. However, MRSA is not the only pathogen in the genus Staphylococcus to cause problems.

Detectable DNA-pathogens:

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)

The majority of S. aureus isolates, in Europe 83%, belong to the group of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen associated with surgical site infections and the second common source of healthcare-associated infections in the United States.

*For further information please request the instructions of use from our Customer Support Team

The advantages at a glance

Vivalytic stands for high efficiency and safety with minimum effort. The unique Vivalytic platform provides ideal assistance for everyday work in clinics, practices, and laboratories.

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Comprehensive results

By using one single cartridge, the Vivalytic MRSA/SA test differentiates between MRSA and MSSA in a timely manner.

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Easy handling

Like all Vivalytic tests, the Vivalytic MRSA/SA test is fully automated. This allows for fewer work steps, saving valuable time.

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High usability

The minimalistic design, easy handling and comprehensive depiction of the results ensure a high level of usability.

See how easy the MRSA/SA test with Vivalytic can be

A woman in a white coat is performing a test on the Vivalytic Analyser in a laboratory. She is in the process of scanning the sample code. The picture contains a white box, in which you can read the text "1. Scan the sample code."
A woman in a white coat is standing in front of a Vivalytic Analyser and is scanning a cartridge. The picture contains a white box, in which you can read the text "2. Scan the cartridge code."
A hand in a hygienic glove that is placing sample material from a pipette into a Vivalytic cartridge. A Vivalytic Analyser is on the table next to the cartridge. The picture contains a white box, in which you can read the text "3. Fill in the sample and close the cartridge cover."
A cartridge is being inserted into a Vivalytic Analyser. There is a white box, in which you can read the text "4. Insert the cartridge – the test will start automatically."
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What exactly happens in the Vivalytic Analyser?

The Vivalytic Analyser automates complex, molecular diagnostic processes that previously had to be carried out manually. This promotes high safety and quick availability of the test results.

1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step
1. Step
Preparing the sample
2. Step
Cell lysis
3. Step
Extraction of the nucleic acid
4. Step
DNA amplification
5. Step
Bio-analytical detection
1. Step
Preparing the sample
2. Step
Cell lysis
3. Step
Extraction of the nucleic acid
4. Step
DNA amplification
5. Step
Bio-analytical detection
1. Step
Samples are processed reliably.
2. Step
The external membrane of the cells is broken down through ultrasound.
3. Step
The nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) is purified for the PCR amplification.
4. Step
Specific DNA sequences are multiplied using PCR.
5. Step
The amplified DNA is identified by detecting a fluorescence or chemiluminescence signal.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions? We have the answers.

How does Vivalytic differ from other diagnostic platforms?

With Vivalytic, not only are singleplex tests possible, but also multiplex tests. In addition, users benefit from the large number of tests and the time saved thanks to automation.

Do you need additional equipment?

For Vivalytic, no other peripheral devices like laptop, keyboard, barcode scanner, or filling stations are required.

What types of samples can be processed in a MRSA/SA test?

In a MRSA/SA test, a Nasal- or oropharyngeal swab is used as the sample type.

Are all reagents on one cartridge?

Yes, the cartridge contains everything that is required for the complete test sequence.