Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
21 November 2005
Oxoid Extends Range for Detecting MRSA
Oxoid Limited has extended its range of products for the detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with the addition of Staphaurex® Plus, a rapid and convenient latex agglutination test that is able to detect MRSA in addition to methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA).
The latex particles in Staphaurex® Plus are coated with fibrinogen and specific polyclonal antibodies directed towards difficult Staph aureus strains, including MRSA. In the presence of target organisms, the latex particles agglutinate to give a strong and easily visible positive reaction. In the absence of target organism the particles remain in smooth suspension. The sensitivity of Staphaurex® Plus is >98% for all Staph aureus strains.
Everything that is required to perform the test is provided in the kit, including reaction cards, mixing sticks and a control latex to eliminate non-specific agglutination. Kits are available in two sizes, 150 tests (product ref: 30950102) and 450 tests (product ref: 30950201), to suit both small and large workloads.
Additional products for the detection of MRSA available from Oxoid include: