Novel chromogenic medium for detection of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis.

@article{Cuzon2008NovelCM,
  title={Novel chromogenic medium for detection of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis.},
  author={Ga{\"e}lle Cuzon and Thierry Naas and Nicolas Fortineau and Patrice L. Nordmann},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={2442-4}
}
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are becoming widespread worldwide, and the rapid identification of VRE carriers from surveillance cultures is crucial for the efficient control of their spread. We assessed a new selective chromogenic medium, chromID VRE (bioMérieux, France), that enhanced the isolation and presumptive identification of VRE directly from rectal swabs and reduced unnecessary confirmatory and time-consuming tests.