Sentosa SA Direct MRSA/SA PCR Test

Fast detection and differentiation of MRSA targets

Intended Use

The Sentosa® SA Direct MRSA/SA PCR Test is a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based test for the qualitative detection and differentiation of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from nasal swabs.

The test is validated for use with the Sentosa SX Lysis Beads, followed by manual PCR setup, in conjunction with PCR on the Rotor-Gene Q MDx 5plex HRM instrument and automated result calling and report generation with Sentosa SA Reporter.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Ordering Information

Sentosa SA Direct MRSA/SA PCR Test (RUO)

Item Number: 300244
Pack Size: 4×24

Sentosa SX Lysis Beads (RUO)

Item Number: 300141
Pack Size: 96 Tubes

Sentosa SX Lysis Plates (RUO)

Item Number: 300705
Pack Size: 10×96



Regulatory Status


Analytical Sensitivity

SA: 50 CFU/swab (95% CI: 20.02 – 124.89 CFU/swab)

MRSA: 200 CFU/swab (95% CI: 84.59 – 472.85 CFU/swab)

Analytical Reactivity

9 SCCmec types (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and XI)

11 PFGE types (USA100, USA200, USA300, USA400, USA500, USA600, USA700, USA800, USA900, USA1000 and USA1200)

Analytical Specificity

No cross-reactivity with 138 other microorganisms tested


99.77% (95% CI: 98.70 – 99.96%)

Sample Type(s)

Nasal swabs


Supporting Decision Making
Sensitive and robust
Differentially detects MRSA and SA
Detects type I to VII and XI SCCmec/orfX cassettes
Detects new MRSA strain mecC
Providing Laboratory Efficiency
Very short turn-around time: 2 hrs 26 mins for 24 samples
Only 40 mins of hands-on work
Automatic result call-out within 2 mins
Tests up to 240 reactions per day
Increasing Cost Effectiveness
Three targets in one test to save reagents and consumables
Flexibility to test 1 – 48 reactions/run
Comprehensive and fast result call-out to reduce patient management cost

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