Evaluation of chromogenic medium (ORSAB) for routine identification of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Elisa Burdino, Federica Piana, Loredana Frisicale, Maria Quaranta, Alessandra Riccabone, Giovanna Marchiaro, Daniela Maria Cirillo

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Abstract

Performance of chromogenic medium (ORSAB) for routine detection of methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was evaluated on 510 specimens collected from patients suspected of MRSA infection or colonization. Addition of ORSAB plates to the routine protocol allowed MRSA identification in 24 hours from samples plating. In 18 samples MRSA colonies were identified only on ORSAB plates, those cases would have been missed by routine protocol alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Chromogenic medium
  • MRSA
  • ORSAB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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