Hardy Diagnostics introduces new Food and Drug Administration approved MRSA Latex Kit for PBP2.
Hardy Diagnostics introduces new Food and Drug Administration approved MRSA Latex Kit for PBP2. The kit detects Penicillin Binding Protein 2 in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci.
The latex particles in the kit are coated with antibodies specific to the PBP2 protein. The test has 100-percent sensitivity and 99-percent specificity from blood agar, which is more accurate than disk diffusion methods, the company says.
The total test time is 15 minutes.The process involves an extraction, heating, centrifugation and a latex agglutination step.
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