Evaluation of an Immunochromatographic Assay for Rapid Detection of Penicillin-Binding Protein 2a in Human and Animal Staphylococcus intermedius Group, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, and Staphylococcus schleiferi Clinical Isolates Academic Article uri icon


  • The performance of a rapid penicillin-binding protein 2a (PBP2a) detection assay, the Alere PBP2a culture colony test, was evaluated for identification of PBP2a-mediated beta-lactam resistance in human and animal clinical isolates of Staphylococcus intermedius group, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, and Staphylococcus schleiferi. The assay was sensitive and specific, with all PBP2a-negative and PBP2a-positive strains testing negative and positive, respectively.

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Arnold, A. R., Burnham, C., Ford, B. A., Lawhon, S. D., McAllister, S. K., Lonsway, D., ... Westblade, L. F.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • March 2016