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Bloodstream infections caused by Pseudomonas spp.; how to detect carbapenemase producers directly from positive blood cultures ?

Dortet, Laurent ; Boulanger, Anne ; Poirel, Laurent ; Nordmann, Patrice

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2014, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 1269–1273

The Carba NP test has been evaluated to detect carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas spp. directly from blood cultures. This rapid and cost-effective test permits an early identification of carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas spp. directly from blood cultures with excellent sensitivity and specificity. Results may be useful in particular for guiding the first-line therapy and epidemiological... More

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    The Carba NP test has been evaluated to detect carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas spp. directly from blood cultures. This rapid and cost-effective test permits an early identification of carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas spp. directly from blood cultures with excellent sensitivity and specificity. Results may be useful in particular for guiding the first-line therapy and epidemiological purposes.