Efficiency of the Cepheid Xpert vanA/vanB assay for screening of colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci during hospital outbreak

@article{abicka2011EfficiencyOT,
  title={Efficiency of the Cepheid Xpert vanA/vanB assay for screening of colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci during hospital outbreak},
  author={Dorota Żabicka and Janusz Strzelecki and Agnieszka Wozniak and Pawel Strzelecki and Ewa Sadowy and Alicja Kuch and Waleria Hryniewicz},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
  year={2011},
  volume={101},
  pages={671-675}
}
This study aimed to assess the efficiency of the Cepheid Xpert vanA/vanB test for detecting vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) colonization during a VanA Enterococcus faecium outbreak and to compare the Cepheid Xpert vanA/vanB (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, USA) test to a culture method with chromogenic medium chromID VRE agar (bioMérieux). The Cepheid Xpert vanA/vanB assay showed sensitivity 61.5%, specificity 79.2%, positive predictive value 61.5% and negative predictive value 79.2%. The results… CONTINUE READING
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