Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

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: 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52--55

Comparative evaluation of two automated ID/AST systems and mikrolatest kit in assessing the In Vitro colistin susceptibility of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae isolates: A single-center exploratory study from North India


Mohit Bhatia1, Ravi Indrapal Singh1, Diksha Rani1, U Sasi Rekha1, Ranjana Rohilla2, Balram Ji Omar1, Pratima Gupta3 
1 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohit Bhatia
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249 203
India

Aims: To generate preliminary data about comparative evaluation of two automated ID/AST systems and Mikrolatest kit in determining in vitro colistin susceptibility of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae spp. Materials and methods: Twenty-three carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae and two carbapenem-sensitive multidrug-resistant E. coli isolates obtained from various clinical samples of inpatients were included in the study. Species-level identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) of test isolates was performed using BD phoenix and MicroScan WalkAway 96 Plus automated systems. Identity was reconfirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Additional colistin susceptibility testing was performed using Mikrolatest MIC colistin susceptibility testing kit (reference method). Results: Results showed that 16% isolates (27.3% [3/11] K. pneumoniae and 7.1% [1/14] E. coli) exhibited in vitro colistin resistance by the reference method. While the categorical agreement between BD Phoenix M50 ID/AST system and reference test w. r. t in vitro colistin susceptibility results was 100% and 92.9% for K. pneumoniae & E. coli, respectively, it was much lower between MicroScan WalkAway 96 plus ID/AST system and the latter. Almost perfect agreement (96%; kappa: 0.834) was observed between BD Phoenix M50 system and reference method. Conclusions: The results of this study are preliminary and cannot be generalized. Multicentric studies with large sample sizes should be conducted throughout the country to gain a deeper understanding of the subject under consideration.


How to cite this article:
Bhatia M, Singh RI, Rani D, Rekha U S, Rohilla R, Omar BJ, Gupta P. Comparative evaluation of two automated ID/AST systems and mikrolatest kit in assessing the In Vitro colistin susceptibility of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae isolates: A single-center exploratory study from North India.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2022;14:52-55


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Bhatia M, Singh RI, Rani D, Rekha U S, Rohilla R, Omar BJ, Gupta P. Comparative evaluation of two automated ID/AST systems and mikrolatest kit in assessing the In Vitro colistin susceptibility of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae isolates: A single-center exploratory study from North India. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 5 ];14:52-55
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