Evaluation of bio-rad MRSASelect agar for detection of methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus directly from blood cultures

Stefan Riedel, Lisa Dam, Paul D. Stamper, Syed A.R. Shah, Karen C. Carroll

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Abstract

MRSASelect agar (Bio-Rad, Redmond, WA) was evaluated for its performance in detecting MRSA directly from positive blood cultures containing Gram-positive cocci in clusters. Agar plates were evaluated for the presence of pink colonies at 18 to 24 h. Results were compared to organism identification by using standard laboratory methods. Confirming coagulase on pink isolates, the sensitivity and specificity were both 99%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2285-2288
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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