Evaluation of the accelerate pheno system for identification of acinetobacter clinical isolates and minocycline susceptibility testing

Sarah L. Bowler, Justin W. Towne, Romney M. Humphries, Yohei Doi

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The Accelerate Pheno system (AXDX) is a rapid phenotypic bacterial identification and susceptibility testing system which is approved for use with positive blood cultures. Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen for which the limited treatment options include minocycline in the case of multidrug resistance. Here, we studied the performance of A. baumannii identification and minocycline susceptibility testing by AXDX using 101 contemporary Acinetobacter sp. clinical isolates. Overall, the sensitivity for A. baumannii and A. baumannii complex identification was 100% (73/73) and 97.6% (82/84), respectively. Specificity for A. baumannii complex identification was 86.6% (13/15). The essential agreement of minocycline susceptibility results (1 log 2 MIC agreement) of AXDX MICs with reference broth microdilution was 98.0% (96/98). There were no very major errors or major errors. Overall, 24.5% (24/98) of results yielded minor errors. AXDX reliably identified A. baumannii and predicted minocycline susceptibility results, which should help guide treatment choices in a timely manner for infections where options are limited.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01711-18
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 03-2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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