Evaluation of a selective chromogenic medium for detecting vancomycin-resistant enterococci

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Abstract

Rapid identification of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) can assist in choosing the appropriate treatment and preventing VRE spread. The performance of chromID™ VRE agar was evaluated using 184 clinical isolates of Enterococcus spp. and reference strains. The test had a sensitivity of 95.52% but a low specificity of 30%.

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Soares, R. O., Rossato, A. M., Sambrano, G. E., Tolfo, N. C. C., Caierão, J., Paim, T. G. da S., & d’Azevedo, P. A. (2017). Evaluation of a selective chromogenic medium for detecting vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 48(4), 782–784. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjm.2017.03.005

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