Rapid and accurate detection of carbapenemase genes in Enterobacteriaceae with the Cepheid Xpert Carba-R assay.

@article{Smith2016RapidAA,
  title={Rapid and accurate detection of carbapenemase genes in Enterobacteriaceae with the Cepheid Xpert Carba-R assay.},
  author={Marion Smith and Bram M.W. Diederen and Jelle Scharringa and Maurine Leversteijn-van Hall and Ad C. Fluit and James W T Cohen Stuart},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={951-3}
}
Rapid and accurate detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae is pivotal for adequate antibiotic therapy and infection control. The Cepheid Xpert Carba-R assay detects and identifies the most prevalent carbapenemases (KPC, VIM, IMP, NDM and OXA-48), using automated real-time PCR. The test performance of the Xpert Carba-R was evaluated with 129… CONTINUE READING