Europe acts upon US alert over VRSA (vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) testing failures
This article was originally published in Clinica
European regulatory agencies are warning of a risk of failure to detect vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) using automated antimicrobial susceptibility tests and disc diffusion tests. Their warnings follow a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alert regarding new cases of confirmed VRSA, which revealed inconsistencies in the results of various testing systems.
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