Comparison of four chromogenic culture media for carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae

Wilkinson, Kathryn, Winstanley, Trevor, Lanyon, Clare, Cummings, Stephen, Raza, Muhammad and Perry, John (2012) Comparison of four chromogenic culture media for carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50 (9). pp. 3102-3104. ISSN 1098-660X

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Abstract

Four chromogenic media for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and two selective broths were challenged with a collection of Enterobacteriaceae with well-defined β-lactamases and 100 stool samples. With low inocula of 130 isolates of CPE, the sensitivities of the four chromogenic media were as follows: Brilliance CRE, 78%; chromID Carba, 91%; chromID ESBL, 96%; and Colorex KPC, 56%. The corresponding sensitivities of Trypticase soy broth plus ertapenem or meropenem were 78% and 47%, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Stephen Cummings
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 08:35
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9023

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