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My battle with a hospital acquired MRSA infection
Cepheid'sXpert MRSA Test
Hello Everyone,

While I have been recuperating from my shoulder surgery, I have been researching MRSA.
I found out that in 2007 a company named Cepheid, based in Sunnyvale, California is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and markets fully-integrated systems for genetic analysis in the clinical, industrial and biothreat markets.  They have developed a new way to test for MRSA and get the results within two hours.  It is called
the Xpert(TM) MRSA Test which runs on the GeneXpert(R) System machine.   At the present time this system is in VA Hospitals. 

What we need to do is contact our legislatures and see if all hospitals, not just VA, have this machine.  I wished we had it several years ago when I was in the hospital.   We also have to get our legislatures to pass laws in every state to make hospitals use these machines on every patient that enters/leaves the hospitals.  So, I need your help to contact your legislators and tell them you would like for them to pass a law that requires hospitals to use this machine on every patient.  Please read the articles below to learn more about this wonderful machine.

Cepheid's Xpert(TM) MRSA Test Categorized As 'Moderate Complexity' By FDA

Cepheid's Xpert(TM) MRSA Test for MRSA Receives FDA Clearance

'Start Clean' Strategy in Australia Hospitals on the Cepheid's Xpert Systems to stop MRSA


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