Detection of resistance to gatifloxacin and moxifloxacin in Streptococcus pneumoniae with the VITEK 2 instrument

J. H. Jorgensen, S. A. Crawford, L. M. McElmeel, C. G. Whitney

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Abstract

A group of 72 pneumococcal isolates resistant or intermediate to levofloxacin and 124 pneumococcal isolates susceptible to fluoroquinolones were tested by the VITEK 2 instrument using investigational test cards and by a broth microdilution reference method. The VITEK 2 instrument performed well, detecting 52 of 60 (86.7%) gatifloxacin-resistant isolates and 22 of 23 moxifloxacin-resistant isolates, and did not falsely classify any susceptible isolates as resistant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5928-5930
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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