EUCAST rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing of blood cultures positive for Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae: experience of three laboratories in Italy

Tiziana D'Inzeo, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Teresa Spanu, Brunella Posteraro, Venere Cortazzo, Liliana Giordano, Flora Marzia Liotti, Giulia Menchinelli, Gioconda Brigante, Francesco Luzzaro

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Abstract

Sir, Recently, EUCAST developed a rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (RAST) method for direct use on positive blood culture (BC) samples, which relies on EUCAST standard disc diffusion (DD) methodology and allows inhibition zone reading within 4–8 h of BC positivity.We herein report on EUCAST RAST results for BCs consecutively collected between June 2019 and December 2019 that contained E. coli (n = 134)or K. pneumoniae (n = 66) isolates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1110-1112
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Volume76
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • RAPID DIAGNOSTIC BLOOD CULTURE

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