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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.04.008
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-123

Abstract

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.