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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2005|
- Chromogenic medium
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)