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Chapter 5.4 : Oxacillin Salt-Agar Screen Test To Detect Oxacillin (Methicillin)-Resistant

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A standard number of bacteria is inoculated onto Mueller-Hinton agar (MHA) containing 6 µg of oxacillin per ml and 4% NaCl. Following overnight incubation, the appearance of growth indicates that the isolate is resistant to oxacillin and other penicillinase-stable penicillins (methicillin, nafcillin, cloxacillin, and dicloxacillin) ( ).

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Oxacillin Salt-Agar Screen Test To Detect Oxacillin (Methicillin)-Resistant , p 48-51. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch5.4
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Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Oxacillin Salt-Agar Screen Test To Detect Oxacillin (Methicillin)-Resistant , p 48-51. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch5.4

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