Implementation of Colorex MRSA/VRE Bi-plate on WASP/WASPLab to Screen for MRSA and VRE Using the ESwab Duo Swab

Early identification of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in colonized patients from surveillance cultures results in a reduction of colonization, infection and subsequent morbidity and mortality. By reducing the spread of colonization and infection, the overall financial burden on the healthcare system is also lessened by decreasing the length of hospital stays and potential treatments.