Survival of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. for an extended period of transport

Gwen L. Robinson, Anthony D. Harris, Daniel J. Morgan, Lisa Pineles, Beverly M. Belton, J. Kristie Johnson, Carol Sulis, Connie Price, Dan Kett, Dave Warren, David Calfee, Deborah Yokoe, Deverick Anderson, Jason Bowling, Jesse Jacob, Joseph Gadbaw, Lisa Maragakis, Loreen Herwaldt, Marci Drees, Marcus ZervosMatthew Lissauer, Nasia Safdar, Robin Carver, Stephanie Levine, Syed Shahyrar

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Abstract

This study determined the survivability of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) for extended periods of time and temperatures using a standard swab for assessment. Our study showed that transportation in Liquid Amies medium could be performed at room temperature or 4°C for up to 14 days without a decrease in recovery of MRSA or VRE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2466-2468
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Robinson, G. L., Harris, A. D., Morgan, D. J., Pineles, L., Belton, B. M., Johnson, J. K., Sulis, C., Price, C., Kett, D., Warren, D., Calfee, D., Yokoe, D., Anderson, D., Bowling, J., Jacob, J., Gadbaw, J., Maragakis, L., Herwaldt, L., Drees, M., ... Shahyrar, S. (2012). Survival of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. for an extended period of transport. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(7), 2466-2468. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00911-12