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Address correspondence to E. M. Burd, Email: eburd@emory.edu, or L. F. Westblade, Email: law9067@med.cornell.edu.

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Microbiology
  • COAGULASE-NEGATIVE STAPHYLOCOCCI
  • METHICILLIN RESISTANCE
  • AUREUS
  • PSEUDINTERMEDIUS
  • PATHOGENESIS
  • INFECTION
  • IDENTIFICATION
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • DIAGNOSTICS
  • EMERGENCE

Evaluation of an Immunochromatographic Assay for Rapid Detection of Penicillin-Binding Protein 2a in Human and Animal Staphylococcus intermedius Group, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, and Staphylococcus schleiferi Clinical Isolates

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology

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Volume 54, Number 3

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, Pages 745-748

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Abstract:

The performance of a rapid penicillin-binding protein 2a (PBP2a) detection assay, the Alere PBP2a culture colony test, was evaluated for identification of PBP2a-mediated beta-lactam resistance in human and animal clinical isolates of Staphylococcus intermedius group, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, and Staphylococcus schleiferi. The assay was sensitive and specific, with all PBP2anegative and PBP2a-positive strains testing negative and positive, respectively.

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© 2016, American Society for Microbiology.

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