Evaluation of direct antifungal susceptibility testing methods of Candida spp. from positive blood culture bottles


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ÖZ Y., Gokbolat E.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS, vol.32, no.3, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcla.22297
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: blood culture, broth microdilution, Candida, direct antifungal susceptibility, disk diffusion, Etest, SENSITITRE YEASTONE, ETEST
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BackgroundBlood culture is the gold standard diagnostic method in candidemia in spite of long result time and low sensitivity rate. Early diagnosis is crucial for management of candidemia because a delay in treatment is related with increased mortality. We aimed to evaluate the direct applicability of antifungal susceptibility testing methods from positive blood culture bottles to save at least 24hours.