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Molecular determination of carriage of the mecA locus in coagulase negative staphylococci in screening swabs from patients in an intensive care unit
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    Dear Editor

    I read with interest in the molecular testing approach described by J.E. Moore et al.[1] This testing approach utilizes the Oxoid salt meat broth (without selective reagents or antimicrobials) to enhance bacterial growth from the screening swabs. The molecular assay was based on the facts that the mecA gene locus is present in both MRSE and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...

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