Evaluation of BBL crystal MRSA ID system.

  title={Evaluation of BBL crystal MRSA ID system.},
  author={Cindy C. Knapp and M. Derek Ludwig and John A. Washington},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={32 10},
The BBL Crystal system (Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems, Cockeysville, Md.) was evaluated for its accuracy in identifying oxacillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus by testing of mec-specific-gene-positive and -negative isolates. Although the manufacturer makes no claim for use of the product for testing of staphylococci other than S. aureus, the product's potential utility in detecting oxacillin resistance in isolates of mec gene-positive and -negative Staphylococcus epidermidis was… CONTINUE READING

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