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Evaluation of Etest® strips for detection of KPC and metallo-carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae

Girlich, Delphine ; Halimi, Diane ; Zambardi, Gilles ; Nordmann, Patrice

In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 2013, vol. 77, no. 3, p. 200–201

The performance of Etest KPC and MBL strips (bioMérieux) was evaluated as compared to other phenotypic tests for detecting carbapenemases of the KPC-type and metallo-β-lactamases, respectively, on 133 well-characterized enterobacterial isolates. KPC and meropenem-containing MP/MPI Etest had high sensitivity (>92 %) and specificity (>97 %). More

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    Summary
    The performance of Etest KPC and MBL strips (bioMérieux) was evaluated as compared to other phenotypic tests for detecting carbapenemases of the KPC-type and metallo-β-lactamases, respectively, on 133 well-characterized enterobacterial isolates. KPC and meropenem-containing MP/MPI Etest had high sensitivity (>92 %) and specificity (>97 %).