Pathogens
Staphylococcus epidermidis

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Precautions

Routine Practices

General 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).