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Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Laboratory Testing Algorithm

Updated: November 2010

All laboratories should develop a step-by-step problem-solving procedure or algorithm for detecting VISA/VRSA that is specific for their laboratory. A sample algorithm is available here and highlights the recommended...

  1. testing methodologies for detecting VISA/VRSA and
  2. actions based on results.

	Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Laboratory Testing Algorithm

Algorithm for Testing S. aureus with Vancomycin (VA) [PDF - 1 page]

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