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Panel:   Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA)
AR Bank # 0220 Staphylococcus aureus
Study ID: VISA-06

Biosample Accession #: SAMN04901610


MICs obtained by broth microdilution. Modal MIC is reported.

MIC results for each antimicrobial agent for an isolate may commonly be ± 1 log2 (doubling dilution) different than what is posted on the FDA & CDC AR Bank website because this is the normal technical variability of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (see J. H. Jorgensen. 1993. J Clin Microbiol. Vol 31[11]: 2841-2844).

Panel:  Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA)

MIC (μg/ml) Results and Interpretation
Drug MIC (μg/ml) INT
Cefoxitin 2>16R
Ceftaroline 0.5S
Clindamycin >16R
Daptomycin 2NS
Doxycycline <=1S
Erythromycin >8R
Gentamicin <=2S
Levofloxacin >16R
Linezolid 4S
Mupirocin <=4---
Oxacillin >16R
Penicillin >2R
Rifampin <=0.5S
Tetracycline <=1S
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 1<=0.5S
Vancomycin 8I
S – I –R Interpretation (INT) derived from CLSI 2021 M100 S31
NS = Nonsusceptible

1 Reflects MIC of first component
2 Cefoxitin is tested as a surrogate for mecA-mediated oxacillin resistance
Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance
Aminoglycoside aph-STPH, spc
Beta-lactam DHA-1, mecA
Glycopeptides norA
Macrolide-Lincosamide-Streptogramin erm(A)
Tetracyclines tet(38)
The resistance mechanisms listed were identified by analysis of whole genome sequence using the ResFinder database (last updated June 2, 2016 and accessed on October 25, 2016). This analysis does not include mutations that may result in antibiotic resistance or resistance determinants added to newer versions of the ResFinder database or other antimicrobial resistance gene databases. Biosample accession numbers have been provided so that users can analyze the data on their own if so desired.
Medium: Trypticase Soy Agar with 5% Sheep Blood (BAP)

Temperature: 35°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic


Remove the sample vial to a container with dry ice or a freezer block. Keep vial on ice or block. (Do not let vial content thaw)

Open vial aseptically to avoid contamination

Using a sterile loop, remove a small amount of frozen isolate from the top of the vial

Aseptically transfer the loop to BAP

Use streak plate method to isolate single colonies

Incubate inverted plate at 35°C ± 2°C for 18-24 hrs.

Storage Temperature & Biosafety

Appropriate safety procedures should always be used with this material. Laboratory safety is discussed in the current publication of 'BioSafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories' from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes of Health.

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Isolate History
Date Action Performed
08/01/22Gene was added
08/01/22Category was added
08/01/22Gene was added
08/01/22Gene was removed
02/02/22Interpretation was updated with a new value
02/02/22MIC was updated with a new value
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