Oxacillin resistance screening agar base for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Becker2002OxacillinRS,
  title={Oxacillin resistance screening agar base for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Andrea Becker and Dietmar H Forster and Eberhard Kniehl},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={4400-1}
}
In a recent letter, Simor et al. reported results obtained by using oxacillin resistance screening agar base (ORSAB; Oxoid Limited, Basingstoke, England) for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from clinical specimens (A. E. Simor, J. Goodfellow, L. Louie, and M. Louie, Letter, J. Clin. Microbiol. 39:3422, 2001). ORSAB is a modification of a mannitol-salt agar supplemented with oxacillin, in which mannitol-positive isolates turn blue due to an acid-dependent… CONTINUE READING