To evaluate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus detection, we tested in vitro four selective agars and two enrichment broths apart and in combination. Tryptone soya broth with salt, aztreonam, and cefoxitin appeared to be the most sensitive medium. This broth was superior to a phenol red mannitol broth with aztreonam and ceftizoxime.

Additional Metadata
Keywords agar, article, aztreonam, bacterium detection, broth dilution, cefoxitin, culture medium, evaluation, in vitro study, mannitol, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, nonhuman, phenolsulfonphthalein, priority journal, screening
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00478-08, hdl.handle.net/1765/14629
Citation
Böcher, S, Smyth, R, Kahlmeter, G, Kerremans, J.J, Vos, M.C, & Skov, R. (2008). Evaluation of four selective agars and two enrichment broths in screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(9), 3136–3138. doi:10.1128/JCM.00478-08