How to detect carbapenemase producers? A literature review of phenotypic and molecular methods
Source of Publication
Journal of Microbiological Methods
© 2014 Elsevier B.V. This review describes the current state-of-art of carbapenemase detection methods. Identification of carbapenemases is first based on conventional phenotypic tests including antimicrobial susceptibility testing, modified-Hodge test and carbapenemase-inhibitor culture tests. Second, molecular characterization of carbapenemase genes by PCR sequencing is essential. Third, innovative biochemical and spectrometric detection may be applied.
Hammoudi, D.; Ayoub Moubareck, C.; and Karam Sarkis, D., "How to detect carbapenemase producers? A literature review of phenotypic and molecular methods" (2014). Scopus Indexed Articles. 1790.