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Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;18(9):1503-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1809.120355.

Rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

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Service de Bactériologie-Virologie, Hôpital de Bicêtre 78 Rue du Général Leclerc, 94275 K-Bicêtre, France. nordmann.patrice@bct.aphp.fr

Abstract

To rapidly identify carbapenemase producers in Enterobacteriaceae, we developed the Carba NP test. The test uses isolated bacterial colonies and is based on in vitro hydrolysis of a carbapenem, imipenem. It was 100% sensitive and specific compared with molecular-based techniques. This rapid (<2 hours), inexpensive technique may be implemented in any laboratory.

PMID:
22932472
PMCID:
PMC3437707
DOI:
10.3201/eid1809.120355
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