Brilliance MRSA Agar can be inoculated from screening swabs taken from hospital patients or staff, an isolated colony or from liquid suspension, according to local guidelines. The medium should be allowed to warm to room temperature before inoculation. Incubate for 18-20 hours at 37ºC. There is no need to incubate beyond 24 hours. Denim blue colonies are presumptive positive for MRSA. Identifications as S. aureus can be confirmed with Staphytect Plus (DR0850) or Dryspot Staphytect Plus (DR0100), and PBP2′ (DR0900) can be used to confirm MRSA.
For further instructions on the use and interpretation of Brilliance MRSA Agar, simply download the data sheet (733KB) in PDF format.
Storage conditions and shelf life
Brilliance MRSA Agar plates should be stored in the original packaging at the temperature stated on the pack or product specification, and protected from direct light. When stored as directed, the unopened product will remain stable until the expiry date on the label.
Prepared medium: Pale, off-white, opaque gel medium in Petri dishes.