MRSA screening: can one swab be used for both culture and rapid testing? An evaluation of chromogenic culture and subsequent Hain GenoQuick PCR amplification/detection.

Abstract

The use of a single swab for both MRSA culture and for rapid testing by PCR was evaluated, using the Hain GenoQuick (GQM) methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) assay for the rapid detection of MRSA, as a single swab would be the preferred option for routine diagnostic testing. GQM detected current prevalent Irish MRSA strains incorporating all… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02948.x

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