Detection and identification of Staphylococcus lugdunensis are not hampered by use of defibrinated horse blood in blood agar plates.


Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus with pathogenic properties similar to those of Staphylococcus aureus (4). Identification of S. lugdunensis is not necessarily straightforward, resulting in considerable variation in detection rates in different laboratories. Böcher and coworkers recently published data to increase awareness… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02307-09


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