Comparison of chromogenic media for recovery of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and evaluation of CPE prevalence at a tertiary care academic medical center

Morgan A. Pence, Tiffany Hink, Carey Ann D. Burnham

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Abstract

We evaluated the performance characteristics of chromID CARBA and HardyCHROM Carbapenemase for the detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). A CPE prevalence study was conducted using chromID CARBA; this demonstrated that in low-prevalence settings, CPE screening agars may lack specificity, and confirmation of putative isolates is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-666
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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