Evaluation of combined use of MALDI-TOF and Xpert(®) MRSA/SA BC assay for the direct detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus from positive blood culture bottles

J Infect. 2013 Jul;67(1):91-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.03.014. Epub 2013 Apr 3.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Bacteremia / microbiology*
  • Bacteriological Techniques / methods*
  • Blood / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / chemistry
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / genetics
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques / methods*
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization / methods*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Time Factors