Rapid diagnosis of gram negative urinary infections: identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing in 24 hours.

Abstract

A rapid method for diagnosing urinary tract infections, using identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing that can be carried out in 24 hours, was devised. The method relies on direct inoculation of diluted urine (1/500) in the API 20 E and API ATB systems. Urine was simultaneously cultured on Columbia blood agar and on Drigalski agar to control… (More)

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