The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use at an assay dependent dilution.
Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of staph infections. It is a spherical bacterium, and is frequently part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. S. aureus can cause a range of illnesses from minor skin infections, such as pimples, impetigo, boils, cellulitis folliculitis, furuncles, carbuncles, scalded skin syndrome and abscesses, to life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome and septicemia.
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a known cause of nosocomial infections including serious sepsis and enteritis in patients with impaired immunological function or postoperative patients.
Coagulase is an enzyme produced by Staphylococcus aureus that converts fibrinogen to fibrin, and is used in the laboratory to distinguish between different types of Staphylococcus isolates.