Comparison of Carbapenem Resistance Detected by the BD Phoenix Automated System in Enterobacteriaceae Isolates E-Test Method

Celik M., Sünnetçioğlu M., Güdücüoğlu H., Arslan Y., AKYÜZ S., Baran A. İ.

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.3, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29333/ejgm/116
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Enterobacteriaceae, e-test, Carbapenemase, SUSCEPTIBILITY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, DIFFUSION, ETEST, AGAR
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Automatic identification and antimicrobial susceptibility systems are frequently used to identify clinical isolates in hospitalized patients, but mistakes in these systems can lead to potentially devastating treatment failures for patients. Therefore, the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)" recommends confirming all Carbapenem-resistant and low-susceptibility isolates with a different method. The aim of this study is to compare the Carbapenem susceptibility results of isolates reported as Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae according to the BD Phoenix 100 automated system with the E-test method.