Comparison of the vitek 2, microscan, and etest methods with the agar dilution method in assessing colistin susceptibility of bloodstream isolates of Acinetobacter species from a Korean University Hospital

Seung Yeob Lee, Jong Hee Shin, Kyungwon Lee, Min Young Joo, Kyung Hwa Park, Myung Geun Shin, Soon Pal Suh, Dong Wook Ryang, Soo Hyun Kim

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Abstract

We evaluated three commercial colistin susceptibility testing methods using 213 bloodstream Acinetobacter isolates identified by gene sequencing. Compared to the agar dilution reference method, excellent categorical agreements (both 99.1%) were observed using Vitek 2 and Etest, compared to 87.3% (95.7% for Acinetobacter baumannii and 80.7% for non-baumannii Acinetobacter isolates) using MicroScan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1924-1926
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 1

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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