Evaluation of GeneXpert vanA/vanB assay for the detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in patients newly admitted to intensive care units


Yagci S., Ataman Hatipoglu C., Altun S., Bulut C., Kocak Tufan Z., Uludag Altun H., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.43, no.6, pp.1008-1012, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1301-54
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1008-1012
  • Keywords: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci, GeneXpert vanA/vanB assay, intensive care unit, STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS, RAPID DETECTION, PCR ASSAY, SURVEILLANCE, SPECIMENS, CULTURE, STOOL, VRE, IDENTIFICATION, COLONIZATION
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: The automated Cepheid GeneXpert system provides rapid PCR results and can be used for the identification of VRE. We aimed to evaluate the use of the Cepheid Xpert vanA/vanB real-time PCR assay for the detection of VRE from rectal swabs of patients newly admitted to intensive care units in a hospital setting.