Healthcare Associated Infections


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteria are major causes of nosocomial infections associated with higher morbidity and significant hospital costs. Rapid and reliable detection of MRSA and SA with molecular methods is important for pre-surgical screening, identification of colonised patients and better control infections in healthcare settings.

MRSA/SA ELITe MGB® Kit is a triplex PCR assay designed for the detection and differentiation of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNAs, based on a unique patented design. The assay is CE-IVD validated on different sample matrices in combination with ELITe InGenius®, a fully automated sample-to-result solution.


Conserved targets · MRSA: regions of mecA and mecC specific genes
· SA: regions of Staphylococcus aureus specific gene
· Internal Control: artificial DNA sequence
Easy-to-use · Monoreagent, ready to use
Best-in class PCR technology · ELITe MGB probes designed with Minor Groove Binder, Superbases® and Eclipse® Dark Quencher
Samples · Nasal swabs and blood culture*
Integrated workflow · Fully automated process for extraction, amplification and result analysis with ELITe InGenius
High performance · MRSA: 98.3% clinical sensitivity and 100% clinical specificity
· SA: 93.3% clinical sensitivity and 100% clinical specificity
Eluate storage · Additional testing including multiple PCR from the same eluate, retesting or archiving
Minimal hands-on time · Less than 2 minutes per sample from extraction to result analysis
Complete HAI menu · Complete healthcare associated infections testing range with CE-IVD validated ESBL ELITe MGB® Kit, CRE ELITe MGB® Kit, C.difficile ELITe MGB® Kit and Colistin Resistance ELITe MGB® Kit*

*available soon


Ordering Information

Product Description Reference
MRSA/SA ELITe MGB Kit Monoreagent: 4 tubes, 24 reactions each M800351
MRSA/SA ELITe Positive Control MRSA/SA Positive Control: 4 tubes, 4 reactions each
mecC/SA Positive Control: 4 tubes, 4 reactions each
CTRCPE – Internal Control 4 tubes, 12 reactions each CTRCPE


MRSA/SA ELITe MGB® Kit is also CE-IVD validated with other systems