Comparison of Carbapenem Inactivation Test and Modified Hodge Test in Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Strains

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Davarci I., KOÇOĞLU M. E. , Zengin F.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.31, no.3, pp.223-226, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2018.54
  • Title of Journal : KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-226


Objective: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are reported increasingly everywhere throughout the world. Rapid and simple detection of carbapenemase-producing strains has become imperative because of the use of carbapenems in the treatment of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections. In this study, we aimed to compare the diagnostic value of modified Hodge test and carbapenem inactivation test for Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates producing carbapenemase, verified by molecular method, and to evaluate their use in routine laboratory practice.