Evaluation of Etest MBL for detection of blaIMP-1 and bla VIM-2 allele-positive clinical isolates of Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp.

Kyungwon Lee, Dongeun Yong, Hwa Yum Jong, Sik Lim Yong, Anne Bolmström, Anette Qwärnström, Åsa Karlsson, Yunsop Chong

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The Etest MBL (AB BIODISK, Solna, Sweden) correctly differentiated all 57 isolates of Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with the bla IMP-1 allele and 135 of 137 (98.5%) Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas spp. isolates with the blaVIM-2 allele. The Etest MBL was reliable for detecting the IMP-1- and VIM-2-producing Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter isolates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-944
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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