Modification of the sceptor system for rapid detection of methicillin-resistant staphylococci

G. A. Denys, D. F. Sahm

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Abstract

The 24-h Sceptor MIC system (Johnston Laboratories, Inc., Towson, Md.) was modified to allow rapid (6 h) detection of methicillin-resistant staphylococci. For 105 methicillin-resistant staphylococci tested, 90% of the results obtained by the 6-h method agreed with those obtained by disk agar diffusion. In comparison, 88 and 93% of the results obtained by the AutoMicrobic system (Vitek Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.) and the 24-h conventional Sceptor system, respectively, agreed with disk agar diffusion results. No false-resistant results were observed with 52 methicillin-susceptible staphylococci tested by any of the three methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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