Multicenter evaluation of BBL CHROMagar MRSA medium for direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from surveillance cultures of the anterior nares.

@article{Flayhart2005MulticenterEO,
  title={Multicenter evaluation of BBL CHROMagar MRSA medium for direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from surveillance cultures of the anterior nares.},
  author={Diane C Flayhart and Janet F Hindler and David Bruckner and Geraldine C. Hall and Rabin K Shrestha and Sherilynn A Vogel and Sandra S. Richter and Wanita J Howard and Rhonda Walther and Karen Colleen Carroll},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={5536-40}
}
Active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is among the strategies recommended by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America for control of nosocomial MRSA infections. Infection control and laboratory personnel desire rapid, sensitive, and inexpensive methods to enhance surveillance activities. A multicenter study was performed to evaluate a new selective and differential chromogenic medium, BBL CHROMagar MRSA (C-MRSA) medium (BD Diagnostics, Sparks, MD… CONTINUE READING

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