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.

published proceedings

  • J Clin Microbiol

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

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Arnold, AR||Burnham, C-AD||Ford, BA||Lawhon, SD||McAllister, SK||Lonsway, D||Albrecht, V||Jerris, RC||Rasheed, JK||Limbago, B||Burd, EM||Westblade, LF

editor list (cited editors)

  • Richter, S. S.

publication date

  • March 2016