Healthcare Associated Infections



MRSA/SA ELITe MGB® Kit is a triplex PCR assay 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 nasal swabs with automated extraction and PCR systems.


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
Instruments · Extraction: NucliSENS easy MAG
· Thermal cyclers: ABI 7500 Fast DX Real Time PCR instrument and 7500 Real Time PCR System
High performance · MRSA: 100% clinical sensitivity and 95% clinical specificity
· SA: 98% clinical sensitivity and 100% clinical specificity
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 Name Description Reference
MRSA/SA ELITe MGB Kit Monoreagent: 4 tubes, 25 reactions each
Internal Control: 4 tubes, 50 reactions each
MRSA/SA ELITe Positive Control MRSA/SA Positive Control:4 tubes, 6 reactions each
mecC/SA Positive Control: 4 tubes, 6 reactions each


MRSA/SA ELITe MGB® Kit is also CE-IVD validated with ELITe InGenius®, a fully automated sample-to-result solution