Evaluation of a new CHROMagar medium for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Pak J Biol Sci. 2008 Feb 1;11(3):496-8. doi: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.496.498.


Four laboratory methods including, E-test MIC, Oxacillin screen agar, manitol salt agar plus oxacillin and CHROMagar MRSA were compared for detection of methicilin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). CHROMagar MRSA had a high sensitivity and specificity comparing to conventional E-test method. Sensitivity and specificity by manitol salt agar was 95 and 100%, respectively, while oxacillin screening agar method had 100% sensitivity and 95% specificity.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Agar*
  • Culture Media*
  • Methicillin Resistance*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*


  • Culture Media
  • Agar