staphylococcus aureus

Dilworth bactitech at hortonsbay.com
Tue Feb 27 10:42:39 EST 2001


No one has commented on my biggest question - ARE YOU USING TUBE COAGS
TO CONFIRM THAT THESE ARE INDEED STAPH. AUREUS?  

I spoke to our Ph.D. microbiologist yesterday about this thread.  He's
been in the biz over 30 years in clinical laboratories.  He still
considers the tube coag as the "gold standard" test for Staph. aureus,
irregardless of all the "new fangled" stuff out there (although he
chuckled and alluded to the observation that one could tell the age of
the techs doing the work by what reagents are being used, and that tube
coags were showing our age :-) ).

Can anyone comment?

Judy Dilworth, M.T.(ASCP)
Microbiology

news wrote:
> 
> I work in a medical microbiology labor
> I have a problem with koagulase reaction






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