Methicilline resistance (MecA)

Molecular detection of the MecA gene in S. aureus
Lab Test name Contact Comments
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Methicilline resistance (MecA) Dr. E. Nulens / Patrick Descheemaeker
SAMPLE TYPE:
- pure culture
FREQUENCY: 1x/week (thursday)
TEST TYPE: in-house real time PCR, MecA, MecC on demand
Version date: 17/11/2017
Imelda-Bonheiden Methicilline resistance (MecA) Dr. Johan Frans, Isabel Micalessi
Sample type: eSwab (nose, throat, perineum)
Frequency: Daily
Test type: Xpert MRSA (GeneXpert, Cepheid)
UZA Mol. Diagn. Methicilline resistance (MecA) D. Ursi, K. Bergs, M. Michiels, V. Matheeussen
Sample type:
isolated Staphylococcus aureus strain

Frequency: once a week

Test type: in house real-time PCR
Jessa Hospital Methicilline resistance (MecA) dr. Cartuyvels, Raymaekers Marijke
SAMPLE TYPE:
-pure culture
FREQUENCY: 1x/week
TEST TYPE: in house conventional PCR
Accredited:
OLVZ Aalst Methicilline resistance (MecA) Anne Vankeerberghen
Sample type:
Bacterial culture
Frequency: Daily (except weekend)

Test type: In house real time PCR
Version date: 29/09/2017
Accredited:
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Methicilline resistance (MecA) Dr. Els Oris, Katrien Vandebroek
Sample type:
Swabs (Xpert MRSA; GeneXpert)
isolated Staphylococcus aureus strain (conventional PCR)

Frequency:
Daily

Test type:
Xpert MRSA (SCCmec/orfX junction)
conventional in house PCR (MecA)
CHU UCL NAMUR Methicilline resistance (MecA) pierre.bogaerts@uclouvain.be
Sample type:
Swabs, pus, hemoculture (anaerobic without activate charcoal) Staphylococcus aureus strain
Daily
Real-Time PCR GeneXpert
ZNA Middelheim Methicilline resistance (MecA) Kim Camps
Sample type: Bacterial culture
Frequency:once a week
Test type: in house PCR
Labo Cliniques Sud Luxembourg Methicilline resistance (MecA) Nicolas Hougardy
SAMPLE TYPE:
- Staphylococcus aureus bacterial culture
FREQUENCY: daily (except weekend)
TEST TYPE: "LightCycler MRSA Detection kit" (Roche), LightCycler (Roche)