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

Meghan F. 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 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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