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J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Jul;46(7):2442-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00492-08. Epub 2008 May 7.

Novel chromogenic medium for detection of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis.

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Service de Bactériologie-Virologie, INSERM U914, Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France.

Abstract

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are becoming widespread worldwide, and the rapid identification of VRE carriers from surveillance cultures is crucial for the efficient control of their spread. We assessed a new selective chromogenic medium, chromID VRE (bioMérieux, France), that enhanced the isolation and presumptive identification of VRE directly from rectal swabs and reduced unnecessary confirmatory and time-consuming tests.

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PMC2446913
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10.1128/JCM.00492-08
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