Test spots golden staph infections faster

Researchers have developed a faster and more effective method of detecting Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) infections than traditional, resource-intensive tests.

Using a process called mass spectrometry, the new test identifies Staphylococcus aureus in a large number of samples in just a few hours, compared with previous methods that took up to two days.

The test will be especially useful in situations when a large number of people need to be tested quickly.

Read more at Georgia Institute of Technology, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention