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
- 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
-pure culture
FREQUENCY: 1x/week
TEST TYPE: real-time PCR
OLVZ Aalst Methicilline resistance (MecA) Anne Vankeerberghen
Sample type:
Bacterial culture
Frequency: Daily (except weekend)

Test type: In house real time PCR
Version date: 06/05/2019
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Methicilline resistance (MecA) Dr. Els Oris, Katrien Vandebroek
Sample type:
Swabs (Xpert MRSA; GeneXpert)
isolated Staphylococcus aureus strain (conventional PCR)


Test type:
Xpert MRSA (SCCmec/orfX junction)
conventional in house PCR (MecA)
CHU UCL NAMUR Methicilline resistance (MecA)
Sample type:
Swabs, pus, hemoculture (anaerobic without activate charcoal) Staphylococcus aureus strain
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
- Staphylococcus aureus bacterial culture
FREQUENCY: daily (except weekend)
TEST TYPE: "LightCycler MRSA Detection kit" (Roche), LightCycler (Roche)

AZ Groeninge Kortrijk Methicilline resistance (MecA) Annelynn Wallaert, dr. M. Boudewijns
Sample type: colony
Frequency: 1x/week
Test type: in house real-time PCR (MecA and MecC)
Accreditation: 376-MED
Version date: 13/09/2021
AZ St-Lucas Brugge Methicilline resistance (MecA) Dr Maelegheer Karel
Sample type:
MRSA isolates from clinical samples
Frequency: daily: on request
Test type: Xpert MRSA NxG (Cepheid)
as well MecC
Version date: 21/11/2019