Performance of a new chromogenic medium, BBL CHROMagar MRSA II (BD), for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in screening samples.

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Two chromogenic media for the detection of MRSA were compared: BBL CHROMagar MRSA II (BD) and MRSA ID agar (bioMérieux). Following overnight nonselective enrichment, 1,919 screening samples were inoculated on both chromogenic agars. After 24 h, the sensitivities of both media were high and comparable. Both media showed an important decrease in specificity… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02103-09

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@article{Vaerenbergh2010PerformanceOA, title={Performance of a new chromogenic medium, BBL CHROMagar MRSA II (BD), for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in screening samples.}, author={Kristien Van Vaerenbergh and Reinoud Cartuyvels and Guy Coppens and Johan Frans and Anne-Marie Van den Abeele and Hans De Beenhouwer}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2010}, volume={48 4}, pages={1450-1} }