Evaluation of an automated system for the detection of carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and assessment of metallo-beta-lactamase production using two different phenotyping methods

Aybey A. D., Aksit F., ÖZ Y., Kiremitci A., Durmaz G.

JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS, vol.86, no.1, pp.121-123, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.04.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-123
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


We tested 200 clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates against imipenem and meropenem using the methods of broth microdilution, disk diffusion, agar dilution, MicroScan/WalkAway automated system. Very major errors were mostly obtained between MicroScan/WA system and disk diffusion test. MicroScan/WA system generated unacceptable errors. Combined disk and modified Hodge tests used for detection of metallo-beta-lactamase production were practical and useful. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.