International multicenter evaluation of latex agglutination tests for identification of Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Griethuysen2001InternationalME,
  title={International multicenter evaluation of latex agglutination tests for identification of Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Arjanne J. van Griethuysen and Mich{\'e}le Bes and J{\^e}rome Etienne and Reinhard Zbinden and Jan A.J.W. Kluytmans},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={86-9}
}
A newly marketed rapid agglutination kit for the identification of Staphylococcus aureus, Slidex Staph Plus (bioMérieux), was compared to Staphaurex Plus (Murex Diagnostics) and Pastorex Staph-Plus (Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur). The study took place in three clinical microbiology laboratories in three different European countries. A total of 892 staphylococcal isolates, including 278 methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) isolates, 171 methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates, and 443… CONTINUE READING

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