Comparison of five chromogenic media for recovery of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from fecal samples

Nuntra Suwantarat, Ava Roberts, Jamie Prestridge, Renee Seeley, Sharon Speser, Christopher Harmon, Chi Zhang, Susan Henciak, Paul D. Stamper, Tracy Ross, Karen C. Carroll

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Abstract

Five chromogenic agars, evaluated using 400 stool specimens, were found to be superior in sensitivity (range, 89.9 to 93.9%) to bile esculin azide agar with vancomycin (BEAV) agar (84.8%) for detecting vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and the results were available 24 to 48 h sooner. The time to detection, need for supplemental testing, color distinction, and breakthrough of non-VRE organisms vary among the chromogenic media tested and may factor into the decision to use a particular medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4039-4042
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Suwantarat, N., Roberts, A., Prestridge, J., Seeley, R., Speser, S., Harmon, C., Zhang, C., Henciak, S., Stamper, P. D., Ross, T., & Carroll, K. C. (2014). Comparison of five chromogenic media for recovery of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from fecal samples. Journal of clinical microbiology, 52(11), 4039-4042. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00151-14