Publication
Title
Evaluation of molecular assays for rapid detection of methicillin-resistant **staphylococcus aureus**
Author
Institution/Organisation
MOSAR WP2 Study Team
Abstract
The diagnostic sensitivities of the BD GeneOhm and Cepheid Xpert assays were compared using culture on log-serial dilutions of well-characterized methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and non-MRSA strains and on nasal and groin swabs from patients with histories of MRSA carriage. The sensitivities of GeneOhm and Xpert were high at 103-CFU/ml MRSA concentrations (92.3% and 96.3%, respectively) although decreased considerably (<35%) at a 1-log-lower concentration. Unexpectedly, both assays also detected select coagulase-negative staphylococci, which requires further evaluation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of clinical microbiology. - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2010
ISSN
0095-1137
Volume/pages
48:12(2010), p. 4598-4601
ISI
000284693400042
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 21.06.2017
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