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72887-3Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistance SCCmec [Presence] in Nose by NAA with probe detectionActive

Term Description

Detection of nucleic acid sequences specific to staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec), a genomic island found in methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This term was created for, but not limited in use to, Cepheid's Xpert MRSA/SA Nasal assay, a qualitative real-time PCR test that detects Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) DNA from nasal swabs in patients at risk for nasal colonization. Primers and probes are used to detect sequences of the staphylococcal protein A (spa), the gene for methicillin/oxacillin resistance (mecA), and the staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCCmec) inserted into the Staphylococcus aureus chromosomal attB site.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP171727-3   Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistance SCCmec
SCCmec, or staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec, is a mobile genetic element of Staphylococcus bacterial species. This genetic sequence includes the mecA gene coding for resistance to the antibiotic methicillin and is the only known way for Staphylococcus strains to spread the gene in the wild by horizontal gene transfer. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, SCCmec

Fully-Specified Name

Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistance SCCmec

Additional Names

Short Name
SCCmec Nose Ql NAA+probe
Display Name
MRSA SCCmec NAA+probe Ql (Nose)
Consumer Name Alpha
MRSA SCCmec, Nose

Example Answer List LL360-9

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Positive Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:10828004 Positive (qualifier value) LA6576-8
Negative Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:260385009 Negative (qualifier value) LA6577-6

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.44
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.; Removed parentheses around SCCmec in Component based on our current LOINC model.
Order vs. Observation
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LOINC Long Common Name
72892-3 MRSA SCCmec and mecA genes panel - Nose by NAA with probe detection

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
金黄色葡萄球菌甲氧西林耐药 SCCmec:存在情况或阈值:时间点:鼻:序数型:探针法.基因扩增.靶向
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Staphylococcus aureus meticillineresistentie (SCCmec):aanwezigheid:moment:neus:ordinaal:moleculaire techniek (PCR)
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline SCCmec:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Nez:Ordinal:Sonde avec amplification de la cible
fr-FRFrench (France)
Staphylococcus aureus résistance à la méticilline SCCmec gène:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Nez:Qualitatif:PCR amplification de cible
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin-Resistenz SCCmec:Nachweis oder Schwellenwert:Zeitpunkt:Nase:Ordinal:Zielfragmentamplifikation mit Sondendetektion
it-ITItalian (Italy)
SCCmec Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec:PrThr:Pt:Naso:Ord:Sonda.amp.tar
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Staphylococcus cassette cromosomo (SCCmec)::Pt:Nasal:Ord:Sonda com limite de detecção da amplificação de alvo
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Staphylococcus cassette хромосома (SCCmec):PrThr:ТчкВрм:Нос:Пор:Проба.усил.миш
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Staphylococo aureus resistencia a la meticilina SCCmec:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Nariz:Ordinal:Amplificación de ácidos nucleicos con detección de sonda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Staphylococcus aureus resistente a meticilina (SCCmec):PrThr:Punto temporal:Nariz:Ord:Sonda con amplificación dirigida
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Staphylococcus aureus methicillin dirençli (SCCmec):MevcEşik:Zmlı:Burun:Srl:Prob.amf.hdf

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