Evaluation of the BD Phoenix System for detection of Methicilin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus Isolates in comparison to BD GeneOhm MRSA Assay

Cekin Y., YAZISIZ H., Kuskucu M. A., ÖNGÜT G., Baysan B. O., Kilinckaya H., ...More

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.60, no.5, pp.863-867, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2013.130726
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.863-867
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: In order to identify methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates quickly, automated and semiautomated systems, commercial media, and identification kits are widely used. The Phoenix system (BD, Sparks, MD, USA) has been available since 2004 in our laboratory. This study evaluated the reliability of the Phoenix system for the detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates in comparison to BD GeneOhm MRSA assay (Becton Dickinson Diagnostics GeneOhm, CA, USA).