Evaluation of mupA evigene in comparison to disk diffusion for detection of high-level mupirocin resistance in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus

Carlos Acuna-Villaorduna, Matthew J. Hardwick, Suzanne Goucher, Masashi Waga, Shmuel Shoham

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Abstract

High-level mupirocin resistance (H-Mur) in S. aureus is associated with the mupA gene. The mupA Evigene test rapidly identifies this gene. This study assessed the performance of mupA Evigene compared to that of susceptibility disk testing. mupA Evigene detected H-Mur in 6/179 S. aureus isolates, and the results were concordant with those of susceptibility disk testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2953-2954
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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