Performance of Oxoid Brilliance™ MRSA medium for detection of methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus: an in vitro study

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Oxoid Brilliance™ MRSA was evaluated for its ability to identify methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. A well-defined collection of staphylococci was used (n = 788). After 20 h incubation, the sensitivity was 99.6% and the specificity was 97.3%. This new medium is a highly sensitive method of screening for MRSA.

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