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European Journal of Clinical Microbiology

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 579–582 | Cite as

Evaluation of the Cobasbact system for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing of positive blood culture broths

  • W. Kamm
  • J. Bille
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Abstract

The automated Cobasbact system was adapted for direct antimicrobial susceptibility testing of positive blood culture broths and its performance compared with that of the conventional Kirby-Bauer agar disc diffusion method using 278 positive blood samples. Overall, 1746 antibiotic-organism combinations were tested. Full agreement was 86.9 % and essential agreement (i.e. including minor discrepancies) was 91.8 %. The system would seem to produce acceptable susceptibility results within five hours after detection of a positive blood culture broth.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Agar Blood Sample Diffusion Method Antimicrobial Susceptibility 
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© Friedr, Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kamm
    • 1
  • J. Bille
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Bactériologie MedicaleCentre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland

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