Carbapenem resistance among Enterobacteriaceae continues to escalate. Carbapenemase encoding genes borne on plasmids leads to wide-spread transmission among Enterobacteriaceae. The accurate and rapid detection of Carbapenemase producing-Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP-CRE) is imperative for patient management as well as for hospital infection control measures. We therefore evaluated the CHROMagar™mSuperCARBA™ (CMSCs) a phenotypic screening test for detection of CP-CRE.
|Evaluation of CHROMagar mSuperCARBA as a phenotypic test for detection of carbapenemase producing organisms|