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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;77(3):200-1. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Sep 14.

Evaluation of Etest® strips for detection of KPC and metallo-carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae.

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INSERM U914 "Emerging Resistance to Antibiotics", Faculté de Médecine Paris Sud, K.-Bicêtre, France. Electronic address:


The performance of Etest KPC and MBL strips (bioMérieux) was evaluated as compared to other phenotypic tests for detecting carbapenemases of the KPC-type and metallo-β-lactamases, respectively, on 133 well-characterized enterobacterial isolates. KPC and meropenem-containing MP/MPI Etest had high sensitivity (>92 %) and specificity (>97 %).


Carbapenem; Inhibitors; KPC; Lactamase; MBL

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