Rapid ertapenem susceptibility testing and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase phenotype detection in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates by use of automated microscopy of immobilized live bacterial cells

Carey Ann D. Burnham, Rachel A. Frobel, Monica L. Herrera, Brian L. Wickes

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We evaluated detection of ertapenem (ETP) resistance and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) in 47 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates using a novel automated microscopy system. Automated microscopy correctly classified 22/23 isolates as ETP resistant and 24/24 as ETP susceptible and correctly classified 21/21 isolates as KPC positive and 26/26 as KPC negative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-986
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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