New Thermo Scientific Medium Enhances MRSA Screening
Thermo Scientific Limited has launched a new broth medium for the quick and easy screening of clinical samples for the presence of MRSA. Available in a convenient, ready-to-use format, Thermo Scientific Selective Mannitol Broth (as originally described by Gurran et al. Ref 1) saves time and resources by enabling the laboratory to screening out negative samples.
Samples from patients and hospital staff are simply inoculated into vials containing 5 ml Selective Mannitol Broth (order code: EB1016C) and incubated overnight. Selective agents within the medium are designed to inhibit the growth of other organisms, whilst permitting the MRSA to grow. MRSA are able to ferment the mannitol in the broth. This acidifies the medium, causing the colour to change from red to yellow, giving a presumptive positive reaction. All the negative broths can be discarded, while confirmatory tests are performed on isolates from the positive broths only.
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Posted on September 15, 2004