Three commercial antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) methods were compared to broth microdilution for testing of Staphylococcus aureus and enterococci against vancomycin, daptomycin, and linezolid. Despite high levels of categorical agreement and essential agreement, vancomycin MICs determined by MicroScan were often 1 log2 concentration higher and MICs determined by Phoenix 1 log2 concentration lower. Daptomycin MICs were 1 to 2 log2 concentrations higher by all AST methods, except Etest, potentially impacting definitive antimicrobial therapy for bloodstream infections due to these organisms.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)