Modified Hodge test versus indirect carbapenemase test: prospective evaluation of a phenotypic assay for detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) in Enterobacteriaceae.


Journal Article

The currently recommended phenotypic test for the detection of carbapenemase-producing members of the family Enterobacteriaceae is the modified Hodge test (MHT). However, the MHT lacks specificity. Here we demonstrate an alternative phenotypic test, the indirect carbapenemase test, for the detection of blaKPC-producing isolates that has specificity superior to that of the MHT for non-Klebsiella Enterobacteriaceae.

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Cited Authors

  • Mathers, AJ; Carroll, J; Sifri, CD; Hazen, KC

Published Date

  • April 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1291 - 1293

PubMed ID

  • 23390272

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23390272

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.03240-12


  • eng