Staphylococcus epidermidis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Additional Information

Most coagulase-negative Staphylococci identified in the laboratory are "skin contaminants" encountered when the sample was taken from or through the skin. They can be pathogenic esp. when associated with foreign material (e.g. intravenous lines, prothetic joints, vascular grafts, CNS shunts).