CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.67, no.5, pp.1163-1168, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
Background: Colistin is among the last resort antibiotics for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of colistin is challenging due to its physicochemical properties. Broth microdilution (BMD) is the recommended method for colistin susceptibility testing. However BMD is not practical for clinical microbiology laboratories as manual preparation of BMD plates is time-consuming and labor intensive. Recently, some more user-friendly BMD products with commercial panels have become available. Our objective was to evaluate the performance of a commercial broth microdilution (BMD) product [Sensititre (Thermo Fisher Scientific)] for colistin MIC determination by comparison with reference BMD method using a collection of E. coli and K. pneumoniae isolates.