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Susceptibility testing and resistance phenotypic detection in Staphylococcus aureus by conventional and molecular methods : Importance of automated ( Vitek 2 ) system

  title={Susceptibility testing and resistance phenotypic detection in Staphylococcus aureus by conventional and molecular methods : Importance of automated ( Vitek 2 ) system},
  author={Harleen Kaur and Archana Saini and Shashank Purwar and Harbhajan Kaur and S. G. Kardesai and Sanjiva D. Kholkute and Subarna Roy},
Background: Once identified as Staphylococcus aureus, it is imperative to understand their methicillin resistance status for institution of appropriate therapy. Conventional disc diffusion tests may not accurately identify MRSA strains and may not be in concordance with PCR results. Objectives: Relative abilities of phenotypic and molecular methods to detect MRSA strains was evaluated to understand possible causes of disagreement between these tests, if any, by using automated microbial… 

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