Targeted sequencing of the five major carbapenemases identified in clinical isolates
Yoon, Jung et al. (2021), Targeted sequencing of the five major carbapenemases identified in clinical isolates, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.h9w0vt4j4
This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of Carba 5 and its impact on the turn-around-time in a clinical microbiology laboratory.
Carba 5 was retrospectively evaluated using 78 carbapenemase producers and 23 non-carbapenemase producers confirmed by PCR and sequencing. The performance and time required for carbapenemase identification were prospectively evaluated using 47 carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolates, and the results were compared to those obtained using Xpert Carba-R (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA).