Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 12493™ is methicillin resistant (MRSA) conferred by mec-A gene. EUCAST recommends this strain to be tested as part of extended QC for cefoxitin disc testing.
The loop can be streaked directly onto appropriate media.
Alternatively, it may be dissolved in a liquid medium, Culti-Loops Aerobic Set Rehydration Fluid, Part No. R4631000.
Culti-Loops are individually sealed in a foil pouch and packaged five loops per package.