Fri Mar 2 15:34:54 EST 2001
I agree staphurex is the best slide coagulase I have used, faecal type
streptococci give false positive reactions. We also run a DNA agar plate
through our staph breakpoints to look for DNAse activity. We have moved
onto screening MRSA with a oxoid ready made media using oxacillin but in the
past have used a mannitol salt agar with methicillin and egg yolf to show
There are several different types of media out there that help to ID S.
aureus try mannitol salt, baird-parker for example.
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