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Title: Comparison of the impact of direct plating versus a short or overnight pre-enrichment on detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from clinical specimens
Authors: Van Heirstraeten, L.
Cortinas Abrahantas, Jose
Lammens, Christine
Lee, A.
Harbarth, S.
Molenberghs, Geert
Aerts, Marc
Goossens, Herman
Malhotra-Kumar, Surbhi
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 15(S4). (ART N° P824). p. S208-S208
Abstract: Rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from screening cultures is crucial for effective infection control. While an overnight pre-enrichment (On-En) can increase chances of MRSA detection, time to result is 48 hrs. A short, 4-hour pre-enrichment (Short-En) would enable next day results, however its advantage over direct plating (DP) is not known. We compared the impact of DP to plating after Short-En or ON-En on MRSA detection from screening samples.
Appears in the doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02858.x
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10785
ISSN: 1198-743X
Category: M
Type: Journal Contribution
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