Calcium-supplemented daptomycin Etest strips for susceptibility testing on Iso-Sensitest agar

Johnson, Alan P, Mushtaq, Shazad, Warner, Marina and Livermore, David M (2004) Calcium-supplemented daptomycin Etest strips for susceptibility testing on Iso-Sensitest agar. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 53 (5). pp. 860-2. ISSN 0305-7453

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Abstract

Iso-Sensitest agar (ISA), which is recommended by the BSAC for routine susceptibility testing of staphylococci and enterococci, contains insufficient calcium for testing daptomycin. Isotonic agar supplemented with 50 mg/L calcium has been advocated, but is not routinely available in many laboratories. We evaluated a daptomycin Etest that incorporates a constant level of calcium throughout the daptomycin gradient, designed to give an appropriate concentration around the strip during testing, as an alternative for susceptibility testing on ISA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti-bacterial agents,calcium,culture media,daptomycin,enterococcus,gram-positive bacterial infections,great britain,humans,methicillin resistance,microbial sensitivity tests,reagent strips,staphylococcus aureus
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 15:32
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46740
DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkh198

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