Surveillance and Screen Testing

Infographic: Impact of MRSA/S. aureus Colonization on SSIs

  • Posted: August 23, 2018
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Reduce Joint Replacement Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) with Molecular Testing

Colonized patients are up to 9 times more likely to develop an SSI,1 and more than 8 out of 10 cases of S.aureus bacteremia are believed to be caused by a patient’s own flora.2,3 Knowing if a patient is colonized with MRSA or S. aureus can enable targeted infection control practices prior to surgery. However, traditional culture techniques may miss MRSA colonization in up to a third of the cases.4,5.

Download our SSI infographic to see just how big the problem is and the impact receiving a highly accurate result in about an hour can have on your SSI rates.

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