Hardy Diagnostics offers its MRSA latex kit for PBP2, which detects penicillin-binding Protein 2 in isolates of staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci. The latex particles in the kit are coated with antibodies specific to the PBP2 protein, increasing specificity and sensitivity. The 15-minute procedure involves extraction, heating, centrifugation, and a latex-agglutination step.

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