Poor Specificity of Screening Tests for the Detection of Staphylococcus aureus with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin

  • Deborah N Friedman
  • Peter D Midolo
  • Despina Kotsanas
  • Tony M Korman

Abstract

Between July 2001 and December 2003, Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin was detected by screening tests in 22 isolates at our institution. This report is a cautionary note about the results of screening tests without confirmatory testing for the laboratory identification of vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus.
Published
2009-03-31
How to Cite
Friedman, D., Midolo, P., Kotsanas, D., & Korman, T. (2009). Poor Specificity of Screening Tests for the Detection of Staphylococcus aureus with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin. International Journal of Infection Control, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.3396/ijic.v2i1.3929
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Original Articles