Rev Esp Quimioter 2015:28(Suppl. 1):8-11

Laboratory detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae     

EMILIA CERCENADO              

Detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the laboratory requires an exhaustive analysis of the antibiogram and susceptibility to all beta-lactams, the implementation with phenotypic methods of screening as well as confirmatory procedures including the detection of the carbapenem hydrolysis, the inhibition of the enzyme activity with several specific inhibitor compounds and by molecular methods.

Rev Esp Quimioter 2015:28(Suppl. 1):8-11 [pdf]