Skip to main content

A rapid, high‐throughput screening method for carriage of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Rapid screening of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization prior to hospital admittance is important to reduce nosocomial infections and health care costs. Molecular detection of mecA and S. aureus specific target genes has become widely established for this purpose. However, there are still limitations in potential for high‐throughput screening in the methods described. We have compared the time aspects and workload of four different DNA preparation platforms, resulting in an automated and simple MRSA screening method which combines two liquid handling systems and a simple lysis buffer. We have further transferred our in‐house dual real‐time PCR to a fast‐PCR protocol, reducing the time and labour spent on these samples to a minimum.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2013

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more