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Performance of Fully Automated Antimicrobial Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Testing Using Copan WASP Colibri Coupled to the Radian In-Line Carousel and Expert System

Published inJournal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 59, no. 9, e0077721
Publication date2021
Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to assess the agreement at the categorical level between the Vitek 2 system and the Colibri coupled to the Radian under real routine laboratory conditions. The 675 nonduplicate clinical strains included in this study (249 Enterobacterales isolates, 198 Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 107 Staphylococcus aureus, 78 coagulase-negative staphylococci, 38 Enterococcus faecalis, and 5 Enterococcus faecium) were isolated from nonconsecutive clinical samples referred to our laboratory between June and November 2020. In addition, 43 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) formerly identified and stored in our laboratory were added to the panel, for a total of 718 strains. The overall categorical agreements between the two compared methods were 99.3% (4,350/4,380; 95% CI 99% to 99.5%); 98.6% (2,147/2,178; 95% CI 98.0% to 99.0%); 99.4% (1,839/1,850; 95% CI 98.9% to 99.7%); and 99.4% (342/344; 95% CI 97.9% to 99.8%) for Enterobacterales, P. aeruginosa, Staphylococcus spp., and Enterococcus spp., respectively. The most important cause of the very major errors encountered on the Vitek 2 for P. aeruginosa (62%, 13/21) was related to the presence of heteroresistant populations. Among the 43 CPE included in this study, one OXA-48-like, and one OXA-181-like were missed by the Vitek 2, even by rigorously applying the CPE screening cutoffs defined by EUCAST. The Colibri coupled to the Radian provide a fully automated solution for antimicrobial disk diffusion susceptibility testing with an accuracy that is equal to or better than that of the Vitek 2 system.

Keywords
  • Colibri
  • Copan WASPLab
  • Radian
  • Vitek 2
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
  • Automation
  • Disk diffusion
Citation (ISO format)
CHERKAOUI, Abdessalam et al. Performance of Fully Automated Antimicrobial Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Testing Using Copan WASP Colibri Coupled to the Radian In-Line Carousel and Expert System. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2021, vol. 59, n° 9, p. e0077721. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00777-21
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