Comparison of four chromogenic culture media for carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae

Kathryn Wilkinson, Trevor Winstanley, Clare Lanyon, Stephen Cummings, Muhammad Raza, John Perry

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Four chromogenic media for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and two selective broths were challenged with a collection of Enterobacteriaceae with well-defined β-lactamases and 100 stool samples. With low inocula of 130 isolates of CPE, the sensitivities of the four chromogenic media were as follows: Brilliance CRE, 78%; chromID Carba, 91%; chromID ESBL, 96%; and Colorex KPC, 56%. The corresponding sensitivities of Trypticase soy broth plus ertapenem or meropenem were 78% and 47%, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3102-3104
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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