Archive for January, 2008

MRSA Blood Test Can Be Done in Physician’s Office

The FDA has approved the first rapid blood test for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) A new blood test performed in a physician’s office can determine within two hours whether genetic material in a blood sample belongs to MRSA or a more treatable staph bacterium. Tests currently used can take more than two days.

Source: FDA Jan 2, 2008