Evaluation of mSuperCARBA™ chromogenic media

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A recent PHE study was conducted by the Department of Microbiology in Leeds General Infirmary in order to identify the most sensitive chromogenic media for detection of CPE. An evaluation of the three following medias was performed: ColorexTM mSuperCARBATM (E&O Laboratories Ltd., UK); ChromID® CARBA SMART (bioMerieux, UK); and ChromID® ESBL (bioMerieux, UK) plus ERT disc (Mast Group Ltd., UK). The results of this evaluation showed that E&O Laboratories COLOREXTM mSuperCARBATM media had the “highest sensitivity at both high and low innocula” which was 99% and 93%.