S. aureus identification latex

DiaMondial Staph Plus Latex Kit

The kit provides a rapid method to distinguish staphylococci (particularly staphylococus aureus) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) from other species of staphylococci in cultured specimens.

Principle of the test

DiaMondial Staph Plus Latex Kit utilizes polystyrene latex particles which have been sensitized with fibrinogen and IgG that are specific for capsular types 5 and 8 of S. aureus.  When Staphylococcal colonies which possess at least one of clumping factor, protein A and / or capsular 5 or 8 antigens are mixed with the latex reagent, the latex particles agglutinate strongly within 20 seconds.   


  • As few as 2 colonies required from primary culture
  • Enhanced results with blue carboxylated microparticles (CM-MP)
  • Detects all Staphylococcus aureus including MRSA
  • Detects Coagulase, Protein A and Capsular Polysaccharide 5 and 8 Antigens
  • Definitive results obtained within 20 seconds
  • High performance (sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 100%)

Product list

Cat. Num. Product Pack
DML 1100 Staph Plus Latex kit 100 Tests
DML 1130 Staph Plus Latex kit 300 Tests

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