Evaluation of various rapid agglutination methods for the identification of Staphylococcus aureus.


A latex agglutination test (SeroSTAT Staph; Scott Laboratories, Fiskeville, R.I.) and two hemagglutination tests (Staphyloslide; BBL Microbiology Systems, Cockeysville, Md.; and Hemastaph; Remel, Lenexa, Kans.) were compared with the slide coagulase (SC) and tube coagulase (TC) tests at room temperature (22 to 25 degrees C) and at 37 degrees C for the rapid… (More)


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