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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Apr;20(4):340-4. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12318. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

Rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from blood cultures.

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Service de Bactériologie-Virologie, INSERM U914 "Emerging Resistance to Antibiotics", Hôpital de Bicêtre, Assistance Publique/Hôpitaux de Paris, Faculté de Médecine Paris Sud, K.-Bicêtre, France.

Abstract

The biochemical-based Carba NP test has been evaluated to detect carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (n = 193) directly from spiked blood cultures. It was able to rapidly detect KPC (n = 50), IMP (n = 27), VIM (n = 37), NDM (n = 33) and OXA-48-like producers (n = 46) with sensitivity and specificity of 97.9% and 100%, respectively. This cost-effective technique may be implemented in any microbiology laboratory and offers a reliable test for an early identification of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae directly from blood culture that could be useful for the management of infected patients.

KEYWORDS:

Carba NP test; Carbapenem; clinical sample

PMID:
23889766
DOI:
10.1111/1469-0691.12318
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