Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 25th, 2000
VRE is one of the so called "superbugs" because it is resistant to all commonly used antibiotics. VRE is a multi-drug resistant form of the Enterococcus bacterium, which is often acquired in hospitals. The test detects the vanA and vanB genes which are responsible for drug resistance and is based on the company's proprietary gene identification system, Cycling Probe Technology (CPT). The company...
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