Comparison of two commercially available test methods with conventional coagulase tests for identification of Staphylococcus aureus.


The API STAPHase (Analytab Products, Inc., Plainview, N.Y.) and SeroSTAT Staph (Scott Laboratories, Fiskville, R.I.) tests were compared to the conventional tube coagulase test and a slide coagulase test by using fresh isolates of members of the family Micrococcaceae. The 4-h, 24-h, and combined readings of the tube coagulase test detected 94.5, 99.5 and… (More)

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