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Desjardins M, Guibord C, Lalonde B, Toye B, Ramotar K. Evaluation of the IDI-MRSA Assay for the Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Nasal and Rectal Specimens Pooled in Selective Broth. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 April;44(4):1219-1223. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448652/. Accessed June 23, 2016.

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Farley JE, Stamper PD, Ross T, Cai M, Speser S, Carroll KC. Comparison of the BD GeneOhm Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) PCR Assay to Culture by Use of BBL CHROMagar MRSA for Detection of MRSA in Nasal Surveillance Cultures from an At-Risk Community Population. J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46(2):743-746. Available at: http://jcm.asm.org/content/46/2/743.full. Accessed June 23, 2016.

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Hindiyeh M, Hillyard DR, Carroll KC. Evaluation of the Prodesse Hexaplex Multiplex PCR Assay for Direct Detection of Seven Respiratory Viruses in Clinical Specimens. Am J Clin Pathol. 2001;116:218-224. Available at: http://ajcp.ascpjournals.org/content/116/2/218.full.pdf. Accessed June 23, 2016.

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Interim Guidance for the Detection of Novel Influenza A Virus Using Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/rapid_testing.htm. Accessed June 23, 2016.
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Rossney AS, Herra CM, Brennan GI, Morgan PM, O'Connell B. Evaluation of the Xpert Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Assay Using the GeneXpert Real-Time PCR Platform for Rapid Detection of MRSA From Screening Specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46(10):3285-3290. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2566096/. Accessed June 23, 2016.

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