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 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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Esculin
Azides
Enterococcus
Vancomycin
Bile
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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

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Comparison of five chromogenic media for recovery of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from fecal samples. / Suwantarat, Nuntra; Roberts, Ava; Prestridge, Jamie; Seeley, Renee; Speser, Sharon; Harmon, Christopher; Zhang, Chi; Henciak, Susan; Stamper, Paul; Ross, Tracy; Carroll, Karen C.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 52, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 4039-4042.

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Suwantarat, N, Roberts, A, Prestridge, J, Seeley, R, Speser, S, Harmon, C, Zhang, C, Henciak, S, Stamper, P, Ross, T & Carroll, KC 2014, 'Comparison of five chromogenic media for recovery of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from fecal samples', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 52, no. 11, pp. 4039-4042. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00151-14
Suwantarat, Nuntra ; Roberts, Ava ; Prestridge, Jamie ; Seeley, Renee ; Speser, Sharon ; Harmon, Christopher ; Zhang, Chi ; Henciak, Susan ; Stamper, Paul ; Ross, Tracy ; Carroll, Karen C. / Comparison of five chromogenic media for recovery of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from fecal samples. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2014 ; Vol. 52, No. 11. pp. 4039-4042.
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