Evaluation of the BD MAX™ StaphSR assay for rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus in positive blood culture broths.

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Evaluation of the BD MAX™ StaphSR assay for rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus in positive blood culture broths.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Aug 19;

Authors: Dalpke AH, Hofko M, Hamilton F, Mackenzie L, Zimmermann S, Templeton K

Abstract
We evaluated the performance of the BD MAX™ StaphSR assay for the direct detection of Staphylococcus aureus from blood culture medium. In a two center trial 155 blood cultures from the BD Bactec FX system and 212 from the bioMérieux BacTAlert system were tested. 170 bottles grew S. aureus and all were identified correctly by the BD MAX™ StaphSR assay. The assay required approximately 2.5 h thus allowing rapid identification of positive flagging blood cultures.

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