Correlation Between Etest and Reference Broth Microdilution for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of .

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Summary of "Correlation Between Etest and Reference Broth Microdilution for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of ."

A three-center study was performed to see if Etest gradient diffusion minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) methodology correlated with reference broth microdilution (BMD) for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of against six antimicrobial agents known to be usually effective against . This study was performed to assist in the decision-making process for possible deployment of the Etest method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of into several regional public health laboratories in the United States. Three laboratories each tested a challenge set of 30 genotypically diverse isolates collected from 15 different countries. MICs were performed by both Etest gradient diffusion and reference BMD for amoxicillin/clavulanate, ceftazidime, doxycycline, imipenem, tetracycline, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. Etest results for amoxicillin/clavulanate, ceftazidime, doxycycline, and imipenem correlated well with reference BMD by both category interpretation (≥97%) and essential agreement of MIC (≥93%). Tetracycline and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole Etests yielded poor correlation with BMD by category interpretation (80%) and essential agreement (70%), respectively. In conclusion, Etest gradient diffusion represents a valid option for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of against amoxicillin/clavulanate, ceftazidime, doxycycline, and imipenem. Tetracycline and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole Etest results showed some concerning lack of correlation with the corresponding reference BMD results.


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Name: Microbial drug resistance (Larchmont, N.Y.)
ISSN: 1931-8448


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