TABLE 2.

qPCR results for reference strains

StrainCt value fora:
femA-SAfemA-SEmecA
MRSA (ATCC33591)27.5NAb27.5
MSSA (ATCC25923)28.5NANA
MRSEcNA28.328.3
MSSE (ATCC12228)NA27.7NA
S. haemolyticus c NANA25.1
  • a Average Ct value for triplicate determinations with 100 pg of genomic DNA. femA-SA, S. aureus femA; femA-SE, S. epidermidis femA.

  • b NA, not assessed; no signals detected within 50 cycles.

  • c Clinical methicillin-resistant isolate.