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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6592

Title: Pitfalls in the routine diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus  
Authors: Bello, C.S.S.
Qahtani, A.
Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, diagnosis, pitfalls
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Academic Journals
Citation: African Journal of Biotechnology (ISSN: 1684-5315) Vol 4 Num 1
Abstract: Two hundred isolates of Presumed Staphylococcus aureus   from routine clinical specimens, collected from two government hospitals in Abha, Saudi Arabia, had their identity verified. We used the tube coagulase test as our gold standard. Twenty (10%) of the isolates were mis-identified. Reliance by the two laboratories on DNase test, Mannitol fermentation reaction and improper performance of the coagulase test, were responsible for the mis-diagnosis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6592
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=jb05015
Rights: Copyright 2005 - Academic Journals
Appears in Collections:Bioline International Legacy Collection

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