TABLE 4.

Validation of M-PCR assay in clinical isolatesa

OrganismGroupNo. of isolatesPositive (+) or negative (−) M-PCR result for the following gene:
16S rRNAmupAmecAnuc
S. aureusH-MuR MRSA56++++
H-MuR MSSA6+++
L-MuR MRSA6+++
MUP-susceptible MRSA49+++
MUP-susceptible MSSA47++
CoNSH-MuR MR-CoNS72+++
H-MuR MS-CoNS35++
L-MuR MR-CoNS1++
L-MuR MS-CoNS1+
MUP-susceptible MR-CoNS19++
MUP-susceptible MS-CoNS31+
  • a The correlation for all results was 100%.