Finer discrimination between strains of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) than phage typing can provide is needed to identify and characterise spread of infection in outbreaks. This study compares three molecular methods with each other and with phage typing. Pulsed field gel electrophoresis provides the greatest discrimination, but finer discrimination is obtainable by combining methods.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Communicable disease and public health / PHLS|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1998|