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Superbug test detects MRSA faster

HealthDay/Washington Post, September 30, 2008
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that can detect skin infections in less than an hour, the test's manufacturer said. Sunnyvale, CA-based Cepheid said its Xpert test should help doctors to quickly determine which antibiotic would be most effective in treating the infections, including antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA.