Prospective Two-Center Comparison of Three Chromogenic Agars for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening in Hospitalized Patients

Magali Dodémont, Carlo Verhulst, Claire Nonhoff, Carole Nagant, Olivier Denis, Jan Kluytmans

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Abstract

Three chromogenic media, chromID MRSA SMART (SMART), chromID MRSA first generation (chromID), and Brilliance MRSA (OX2), were evaluated for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening using 1,220 samples. The sensitivity at 24 h was significantly better with the SMART agar (66.4%) than that with chromID agar (50.5%). Enrichment and incubation until 48 h are still needed for an optimal yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3014-3016
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015

Keywords

  • Agar
  • Chromogenic Compounds
  • Culture Media
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Evaluation Studies

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