Rapidly identify and differentiate staphylococci which possess coagulase and/or protein A, particularly Staphylococcus aureus, using the Thermo Scientific™ Staphaurex™ Latex Agglutination Test.
The generally accepted identifying characteristic of Staphylococcus aureus is the ability to produce free and bound coagulase (or clumping factor). The presence of clumping factor may be detected in a number of ways. The Oxoid Staphylase Test detects the presence of clumping factor through clumping of fibrinogen- sensitized sheep red blood cells1,2. The specificity of the reaction is ensured by a simultaneous test with a control reagent (unsensitized sheep red blood cells), when of course no clumping reaction should be observed.
Identify staphylococci which possess clumping factor, protein A, and/or surface antigens, including those characteristic of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) strains, using the Thermo Scientific™ Staphaurex™ Plus Latex Agglutination Test.
Thermo Scientific™ Remel Staphaurex and Disposable Reaction Card is used with Staphaurex and Staphaurex Plus.
Thermo Scientific™ Oxoid PBP2' Latex Agglutination Test is a rapid latex slide agglutination test for detection of PBP2' as an aid in identifying methicillin resistance in both Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and coagulase-negative Staphylococci.
Rapidly identify Staphylococcus aureus and distinguish from other staphylococci by detecting clumping factor and protein A using the Thermo Scientific™ BactiStaph™ Latex Agglutination Test Kit.