E-Test

lamb L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl
Sun Jan 16 11:28:03 EST 2000


Sak wrote:

> The E-test is useful if an actual MIC is needed, but it takes 18-24
> hour incubation. If MRSA or no MRSA is all you're looking for, Becton
> Dickenson has a product through their BBL line called Crystal MRSA
> that can be read in 4 hours by UV. I've helped implement the use of
> this product in the clinical lab I work in and have found it quite
> useful. Most of the time, it is used for detection and isolation of
> MRSA for infection control.

This is a test on cultured colonies, isn't it? Do you know any real figures about
sensitivity and specificity?

Loes






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