Accuracy of antibiotyping using standard antibiograms compared with 16S–23S ribosomal spacer PCR for diagnosis of MRSA

Molecular methods for typing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) include PCR-based methods, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), spa typing, and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) [1, 2]. These techniques assist in targeted infection control efforts and are, moreover, indispensable for tracking genotypes on a large scale. Nevertheless, in… (More)