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Comparison of Four Chromogenic Culture Media for Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Clare Lanyon, Dr Muhammad Raza, Dr John Perry


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Four chromogenic media for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and two selective broths were challenged with a collection of Enterobacteriaceae with well-defined beta-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.

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Author(s): Wilkinson KM, Winstanley TG, Lanyon C, Cummings SP, Raza MW, Perry JD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Year: 2012

Volume: 50

Issue: 9

Pages: 3102-3104

Print publication date: 03/07/2012

ISSN (print): 0095-1137

ISSN (electronic): 1098-660X

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology


DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01613-12


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