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Rapid Diagnosis of MRSA

Rapid Diagnosis of MRSA

Current standard laboratory methods for detection of oxacillin resistance require for isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing at least 48–72 h, although the multiplex PCR assay used is a rapid, sensitive, and specific method for the detection of MRSA colonies and MRSA-positive blood culture bottles that require a total time 3h only.

Staphylococcus aureus has long been recognized as one of the most important bacteria that cause disease in humans. It is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses (boils), furuncles, and cellulitis. There has also been a recent increase in community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with bacteremia.

September 5, 2018

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