Evaluation of a modular multiplex-PCR methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus detection assay adapted for mecC detection.

Karsten Becker, A. R. Larsen, Robert L. Skov, Gavin Paterson, Mark A. Holmes, AJ Sabat, AW Friedrich, R. Kock, G B Peters, André Kriegeskorte

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A mecC (mecA LGA251)-adapted multiplex PCR-based methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) detection assay was evaluated using an international, spa-typed Staphylococcus aureus collection comprising 51 mecC-positive MRSA, 240 mecA-positive MRSA, and 50 mecA- and mecC-negative methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) isolates. The assay showed 100% sensitivity and specificity for S. aureus species identification as well as for mecA and mecC detection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1917-9
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number6
Early online date20 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2013

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