Comparison of the in-house made Carba-NP and Blue-Carba tests: Considerations for better detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

Do Couto Pires, Joao Pedro; Tinguely, Regula; Bodmer, Thomas; Luzzaro, Francesco; Endimiani, Andrea (2016). Comparison of the in-house made Carba-NP and Blue-Carba tests: Considerations for better detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Journal of microbiological methods, 122, pp. 33-37. Elsevier 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.01.002

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The in-house Carba-NP and Blue-Carba tests were compared using 30 carbapenemase- and 33 non-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Tests were read by three operators. 100% sensitivity was reported for both tests, but Carba-NP was slightly more specific than Blue-Carba (98.9% vs. 91.7%). We describe potential sources of error during tests' preparation and reading.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Do Couto Pires, Joao Pedro; Tinguely, Regula; Bodmer, Thomas and Endimiani, Andrea

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0167-7012

Publisher:

Elsevier

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Projects:

[577] SNF project 153377 to Andrea Endimiani

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Endimiani

Date Deposited:

02 May 2016 16:33

Last Modified:

08 Jan 2017 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.mimet.2016.01.002

PubMed ID:

26773493

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81560

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81560

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