TABLE 1.

The 15 MRSA strains detected by different screening methods and their sample types in the study

Sample or strain (n = 15)Sample typeResultsa with:
Broth-PCR (nuc, overnight culture)Broth enrichment methodPlating method
TurbidityMRSA detectedBlood agar plateMSA plate
Overnight culture2-day cultureOvernight culture2-day cultureOvernight culture2-day culture
1Wound or abscess++++ND
2Anterior nares++ND++ND+ND
3Wound or abscess++ND++ND+ND
4Anterior nares++ND++ND+ND
5Wound or abscess++ND++ND+ND
6Anterior nares++++ND+
7Perineum++++ND+
8Urine++++ND+
9Sputum++++
10Perineum++ND++ND+ND
11Anterior nares++ND++ND+ND
12Wound or abscess+++
13Perineum++
14Vestibulum nasi++ND++ND+
15Urine++ND++ND+
No. of positive cases among the 15 MRSA samples14871412067
  • a +, positive; −, negative; ND, not determined.