[Accuracy of four agar diffusion methods and the Vitek 2 automated system for the detection of the methicillin resistance in coagulase negative staphylococci].

@article{Assa2004AccuracyOF,
  title={[Accuracy of four agar diffusion methods and the Vitek 2 automated system for the detection of the methicillin resistance in coagulase negative staphylococci].},
  author={N A{\"i}ssa and Drew B. Stolar and Patrick Legrand},
  journal={Pathologie-biologie},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={26-32}
}
AIM OF THE STUDY Technical difficulties may occur in the detection of methicillin resistance in coagulase negative staphylococci. Phenotypic methods, such as disk diffusion testing, sometimes fail to detect methicillin resistance because of its poor expression. Four of these methods were compared with the VITEK 2 system. MATERIALS AND METHODS The accuracy of the VITEK 2 system and the agar diffusion methods according to the current CASFM and NCCLS guidelines were assessed for methicillin… CONTINUE READING

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