Evaluation of three rapid methods for the direct identification of Staphylococcus aureus from positive blood cultures.

@article{Chapin2003EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of three rapid methods for the direct identification of Staphylococcus aureus from positive blood cultures.},
  author={Kimberle C. Chapin and Michael C Musgnug},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={4324-7}
}
Staphylococci represent the most commonly encountered blood culture isolates. Differentiating Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) is important in guiding empirical therapy, especially since the majority of CoNS are contaminants. This study evaluated three rapid methods for the direct identification of S. aureus from blood cultures. A total of 157 patient blood cultures with gram stains showing gram-positive cocci in clusters were included. The following assays… CONTINUE READING

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