Detection of Inducible Clindamycin Resistance of Staphylococci in Conjunction with Performance of Automated Broth Susceptibility Testing

J. H. Jorgensen, S. A. Crawford, M. L. McElmeel, K. R. Fiebelkorn

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This study has shown that inducible clindamycin resistance in staphylococci can be detected by disk testing on sheep blood agar inoculum purity plates used with the bioMerieux VITEK 2. Tests of 150 erythromycin-resistant isolates correlated with standard D-zone tests on Mueller-Hinton agar and with PCR for erm(A), erm(C), and msr(A).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1800-1802
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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