Performance of a New MicroScan WalkAway PC30 Panel and Disk Diffusion Method for Detection of Oxacillin Resistance in Staphylococcus spp.

Department of Biology and Infection Control, Centre Hospitalier de Dourdan, 91415 Dourdan, France.
Journal of clinical microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.99). 03/2011; 49(6):2269-71. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02060-10
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The performance of the MicroScan WalkAway PC30 panel for detection of oxacillin resistance was evaluated by use of a collection
of 420 staphylococcus isolates. The addition of a cefoxitin test (4 mg/liter) to the oxacillin MIC determination increased
its raw performance for Staphylococcus aureus; additional data were required for coagulase-negative staphylococci.

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