Identification of oxacillin-susceptible and oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using commercial latex agglutination tests.

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  • Four hundred thirteen Staphylococcus sp. were identified by Staphaurex, Staphaurex Plus, and BACTiStaph kits using tube coagulase as reference. Among 222 coagulase-positive isolates, 56 were oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. All tests were accurate in distinguishing between coagulase-positive and -negative staphylococci with sensitivities and specificities > or = 97% and only nine discrepancies.
  • Authors


  • Agglutination Tests, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Humans, Micrococcaceae, Penicillin Resistance, Penicillins, Reagent Kits, Diagnostic, Staphylococcus aureus
  • Author List

  • Summers WC; Brookings ES; Waites KB
  • Start Page

  • 131
  • End Page

  • 134
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 2