Early detection with the β-LACTA™ test of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in blood cultures.

Abstract

Effective antibiotic therapy is crucial for the outcome of septic patients and requires early diagnosis of β-lactam resistance in cases of Gram-negative bacteremia. Here, we report high sensitivity of the β-LACTA™ test in rapid detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in blood cultures positive for Gram-negative bacilli. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.07.005

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