MRSA or not?

N S Uyeda nsuyeda at
Wed Sep 4 22:33:44 EST 1996

If the automated MIC (Vikek) reports a Staph aureus as oxacillin resistant
but the isolate fails to grow on a MRSA screening plate, which method do
we trust? We have reported both results, but one doctor suggests that we
delete the MIC and go with the screening plate.

Many thanks,
Susan Uyeda
Domincan Hospital
Santa Cruz, California

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