Comparison of culture-based methods for identification of colonization with methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible staphylococcus aureus in the context of cocolonization

Meghan Davis, Baofeng Hu, Karen C Carroll, Warren B. Bilker, Pam Tolomeo, Valerie C. Cluzet, Patrick Baron, Jacqueline M. Ferguson, Daniel O. Morris, Shelley C. Rankin, Ebbing Lautenbach, Irving Nachamkin

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Abstract

Two screening methods to detect staphylococcal colonization in humans were compared. Direct plating to CHROMagar (BD Diagnostics) was compared to a broth preenrichment followed by plating to Baird-Parker agar. The broth-enrichment method was comparable to CHROMagar for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) detection, but the enrichment method was optimum for recovery of coagulase-positive Staphylococcus spp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1907-1911
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume54
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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