Staphylococcus aureus

Dilworth bactitech at hortonsbay.com
Mon Feb 26 00:52:23 EST 2001

Do you do tube coags to confirm these also?  That would be the procedure
in our lab, as we don't use Microscan, and only use Vitek GPI
identification cards for catalase negative organisms.

What geographical area are you from?

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)

WasGross wrote:
> The Clinical Lab I work in has had an increase in the number of latex negeative
> Staph aureus' the last 3 months,also. We follow up the staphaurex with
> microscan identification. They look picture perfect and smell just like Staph
> aureus so we call them. They have been both MRSA and not MRSA. It is very
> disturbing.
>      About once a year we see a catalase negative Staph aureus.
>                         Donna

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