Evaluation of new agglutination test for identification of oxacillin-susceptible and oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Abstract:

:A new agglutination test (Monostaph +; Bionor, Skien, Norway) has been developed. This new agglutination test has been compared with two other agglutination tests for the identification of 128 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and 82 coagulase-negative staphylococci. The sensitivities of both Monostaph + and Pastorex Staph-Plus were excellent (98.7 and 97.4%, respectively) in detection of oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The specificity was 96.4% (two Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates and one Staphylococcus hominis isolate were false positive).

journal_name

J Clin Microbiol

authors

Tveten Y

doi

10.1128/JCM.33.5.1333-1334.1995

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1995-05-01 00:00:00

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1333-4

issue

5

eissn

0095-1137

issn

1098-660X

journal_volume

33

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