Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method (mCIM)

Preferred Sample

Pure isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that is not susceptible to one or more carbapenem antibiotics.

Pure isolate of an Enterobacterales that is not susceptible to one or more carbapenem antibiotics.

Fee

$20

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

2-4 business days

Description

This method is intended to confirm a carbapenemase producing Enterobacterales or Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate. The mCIM can detect KPCs, metallo-beta-lactamases (NDM, VIM, IMP) and OXA types of carbapenemases but does not distinguish between classes. If carbapenemase production is confirmed, appropriate public health agencies will be notified per local requirements.

Species

All species except non-human primates.

Shipping Requirements

Send culture isolate on a slant or plate with an ice pack. Follow Category B shipping guidelines. Overnight or 2-day shipping recommended.

Additional Instructions

Please submit a copy of antibiotic susceptibility test results with completed general submission form. Animal species and site of sample collection are required.