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J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):3947-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00180-11. Epub 2011 Aug 31.

Comparison of performance of the novel chromogenic spectra VRE agar to that of bile esculin azide and Campylobacter agars for detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in fecal samples.

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Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10065, USA.

Abstract

A total of 142 stool specimens were evaluated for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). Twenty-four-hour sensitivities and specificities, respectively, were 98% and 95% for Spectra VRE chromogenic agar (Remel, Lenexa, KS), 86% and 92% for bile esculin azide with vancomycin (BEAV; Remel), and 96.5% and 92% for Campylobacter agar (CAMPY; Remel). Spectra VRE and CAMPY are significantly more sensitive at 24 h than BEAV.

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21880967
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PMC3209105
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10.1128/JCM.00180-11
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