TABLE 3.

M-PCR sensitivity in various representative strains

StrainSensitivity (CFU/PCR) for the following gene:a
16S rRNAmupAmecAnuc
MSSA (ATCC 29213)3 × 105NANA3 × 105
MRSA (ATCC 33591)3 × 105NA1.5 × 1063 × 105
H-MuR-MRSA-2213 × 1051.5 × 1061.5 × 1063 × 105
L-MuR-MRSA-2183 × 105NA3 × 1053 × 105
H-MuR-MSSA-123 × 1051.5 × 106NA3 × 105
S. epidermidis (ATCC 14990)1.5 × 106NANANA
S. saprophyticus (ATCC 13518)1.5 × 106NANANA
S. sciuri (ATCC 29060)1.5 × 106NANANA
H-MuR-MR-CoNS-P141.5 × 1061.5 × 1061.5 × 106NA
H-MuR-MS-CoNS-P163 × 1051.5 × 106NANA
  • a NA, not applicable (minimal number of CFU/PCR).