Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of invasive bloodstream infection across the world. Inappropriate empirical treatment of infection is associated with increased healthcare costs, morbidity, and mortality.The BinaxNOW Staphylococcus aureus Test is a qualitative, in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the presumptive identification of Staphylococcus aureus. The test is performed directly on blood culture samples positive for Gram-positive cocci in clusters.
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Last Updated : 03/16/2013