Table 1

Comparison of conventional and molecular methods for the detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates (n=65)

Test methodmecA positive (n=51)mecA negative (n=14)Sensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
Kirby Bauer
    Resistant511410050
    Sensitive00
Modified Stokes
    Resistant511210087.5
    Sensitive02
Vitek™
    Resistant49196.293.3
    Sensitive213