Simplified Testing Method for Direct Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms from Positive Blood Cultures Using the NG-Test Carba 5 Assay

Liliana Giordano, Barbara Fiori, Tiziana D'Inzeo, Gabriella Parisi, Flora Marzia Liotti, Giulia Menchinelli, Giulia De Angelis, Flavio De Maio, Francesco Luzzaro, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro, Teresa Spanu

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Abstract

We directly tested 484 organisms from clinical (n = 310) and simulated (n = 174) positive blood cultures using the NG-Test Carba 5 assay for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales detection. The assay identified all but 4 of the KPC (170/171), OXA-48-like (22/22), VIM (19/21), and NDM (14/15) producers with no false positives. Among the clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae organisms tested, 122 of 123 KPC, 1 of 1 OXA-48-like, and 1 of 2 VIM producers were detected by the assay. Some VIM and NDM producers yielded scant but still-readable bands with the assay. No organisms produced the IMPs that the assay was designed to detect.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume63
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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