Comparative evaluation of sensititre YeastOne and CLSI M38-A2 reference method for antifungal susceptibility testing of Aspergillus spp. against echinocandins
Sensititre YeastOne (YO) panels were assessed for in vitro susceptibility testing of echinocandins against 39 isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus, A. flavus, and A. terreus, including two echinocandin-resistant A. fumigatus strains, using different inocula (103, 104, and 105 CFU/ml), incubation times (16 to 48 h), and endpoints (first blue or purple well) and compared to CLSI M38-A2. The best agreement was found with an inoculum of 104 CFU/ml, incubation times of 20 h for A. flavus and of 30 h for A. fumigatus and A. terreus, and reading the first purple well. The reproducibility within ±1 2-fold dilutions was 100% for all three echinocandins. YO color endpoints were 2 to 3 2-fold dilutions lower than CLSI minimum effective concentrations (MECs) of caspofungin and 1 to 2 2-fold dilutions higher than CLSI MECs of micafungin. For anidulafungin, off-scale YO color endpoints were observed. Nevertheless, A. fumigatus echinocandin-resistant isolates were detected after 24 h of incubation.
|Keywords||Antifungal susceptibility testing, Aspergillus spp., Echinocandins, MEC, Sensititre|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00044-17, hdl.handle.net/1765/100090|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
Siopi, M, Pournaras, S, & Meletiadis, J. (2017). Comparative evaluation of sensititre YeastOne and CLSI M38-A2 reference method for antifungal susceptibility testing of Aspergillus spp. against echinocandins. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 55(6), 1714–1719. doi:10.1128/JCM.00044-17