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First Molecular Tem-PCR Test to Identify Multiple Forms of Staph and MRSA Obtains CLIA Certificate
Date:8/4/2008

Identifies deadly hospital pathogens

A single, fast and accurate test identifies four Staph strains

simultaneously

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories, an independent clinical reference laboratory located in the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, announced today it has received its Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certificate* for its proprietary licensed testing process, Target Enriched Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (Tem-PCR). This molecular differential diagnostic technology is the first Tem- PCR test introduced to the clinical market which is able to identify multiple pathogens, both viral and bacterial in a single test. In less than four hours Tem-PCR can simultaneously differentiate pathogens with Staphylococcus and determine their associated drug resistance. Tem-PCR can identify four types of Staphylococcus strains, including the increasingly important bacterium known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that MRSA infections have doubled in the past six years. The ability to accurately identify these pathogens is important because, beginning in October 2008, hospitals across the country may no longer receive Medicare reimbursement for many hospital acquired infections.

Prior to the Tem-PCR molecular technology, it was not possible to quickly and effectively differentiate between hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and community-acquired infections (CAI) in a single molecular test. Unlike hospital acquired MRSA which affects patients in a hospital, community-acquired MRSA often occurs in healthy people who are not receiving medical care and hospitalization. The ability to differentiate between CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA may assist hospitals in preventing non-reimbursement for MRSA infections.

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