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Chadwick, P.R. and Oppenheim, B.A. (1995) Neomycin Blood Agar as Selective Medium for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48, 1068-1070.

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  • TITLE: Rapid Detection Tool for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Directly from Human Specimens

    AUTHORS: Stephen C. Edberg

    KEYWORDS: VRE, Stool, Carriage, Detection

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Microbiology, Vol.4 No.12, September 23, 2014

    ABSTRACT: A new, simple, and one-step tool for the direct detection of vancomycin-resistant Enterocococcus (VRE) EPI-V® (Pilots Point LLC, Sarasota, FL) is presented. It contains all the ingredients in a unique stable powder form in a standard test tube. One only needs to add water, inoculate the specimen, and incubate. Specimens consisted of 553 sequential human rectal/perirectal swabs for VRE surveillance. The presence of VRE was denoted by the production of two sequential color changes corresponding to growth in bile-esculin and production of a positive PYR reaction. The EPI-V® tool was compared to reference VRE detection methods. EPI-V® showed a sensitivity of 102% and a specificity of 98.4% for the detection of VRE. The EPI-V® tool offers significant advantages: no skilled technologist time required, simple quality control, highly conserved incubator and refrigerator space, and low cost.