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  • J Med Microb Diagn 2018, Vol 7(1): 273
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0703.1000273

Comparative Evaluation of Biomed InTray® Colorex MRSA with BD ESwab Collection Kit/ BBL™ CHROMagar® MRSA II

Kiran H Bijlani, Marcela Gomez, Rowena Matias, Ana Najafi, Ron Najafi and Sridhar Arumugam*
Emery Pharma Cell Biology and Microbiology, , CA, USA
*Corresponding Author : Sridhar Arumugam, Director of Cell and Microbiology, Emery Pharma Cell Biology and Microbiology, 1000 Altantic Avenue Suite 110 Alameda, CA 94501, USA, Tel: 0015108998828, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Feb 08, 2018 / Accepted Date: Feb 15, 2018 / Published Date: Feb 19, 2018


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most dangerous antibiotic resistant pathogens and a common cause of most health-care acquired infections. MRSA causes skin, wound and bloodstream infections that can cause sepsis and ultimately lead to death. CDC and WHO have listed MRSA as a serious threat infection and included in The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria. Early, reliable, and accurate diagnosis of MRSA in a clinical setting is critical for the treatment and control of infection in hospitals and the community. We comparatively evaluated the efficacy of two commercial diagnostic systems, Biomed InTray® Colorex and BDTM ESwab Regular Collection Kit/ BBL™ CHROMagar® (ESwab + CHROMagar®) to recover 51 MRSA clinical isolates. The percentage recovery of MRSA clinical isolates in InTray® and in ESwab + CHROMagar® was 99% and 75%, respectively. Our findings suggest that InTray® was more efficient than ESwab + CHROMagar® in recovering MRSA clinical isolates.

Keywords: Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA); Diagnostic test; InTray®; Eswab+CHROMagar®

Citation: Bijlani KH, Gomez M, Matias R, Najafi A, Najafi R, et al. (2018) Comparative Evaluation of Biomed InTray® Colorex MRSA with BD ESwab Collection Kit/ BBL™ CHROMagar® MRSA II. J Med Microb Diagn 7: 273. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0703.1000273

Copyright: © 2018 Bijlani KH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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