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coagulase

[kō′ag·yə‚lās]
(biochemistry)
Any enzyme that causes coagulation of blood plasma.
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Then followed by the specific biochemical test for Staphylococcus aureus such as catalase and coagulase tests were carried out.
They repeated the positive conventional panel twice, did a rapid positive panel, and repeated the catalase and coagulase tests several times.
aureus isolates were identified by coagulase test and PCR for 16S rRNA, mecA, and nuc genes (4).
Typical colonies from isolation plates that are catalase-positive should have the coagulase test performed.
aureus colonies were confirmed with a latex agglutination test (Staphaurex Plus; Murex Diagnostics Ltd, Dartford, UK), a tube coagulase test with rabbit plasma, and DNase (DNase agar; Oxoid Ltd, Basingstoke, UK).