Evaluation of four selective agars and two enrichment broths in screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

S Bocher, R Smyth, G Kahlmeter, Jos Kerremans, Greet Vos, R Skov

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To evaluate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus detection, we tested in vitro four selective agars and two enrichment broths apart and in combination. Tryptone soya broth with salt, aztreonam, and cefoxitin appeared to be the most sensitive medium. This broth was superior to a phenol red mannitol broth with aztreonam and ceftizoxime.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)3136-3138
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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