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Panel:   Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PSA)
AR Bank # 0238 Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Study ID: PSA-10

Biosample Accession #: SAMN04901628

mCIM Result: Negative    
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
MLST: 2012(Pasteur)

MICs obtained by broth microdilution. Modal MIC is reported.

MIC results for each antimicrobial agent for an isolate may commonly be ± 1 log2 (doubling dilution) different than what is posted on the FDA & CDC AR Bank website because this is the normal technical variability of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (see J. H. Jorgensen. 1993. J Clin Microbiol. Vol 31[11]: 2841-2844).

Panel:  Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PSA)  |  Fluoroquinolones+ aminoglycosides Pseudomonas aeruginosa verification (PFA) (Custom)

MIC (μg/ml) Results and Interpretation
Drug MIC (μg/ml) INT
Amikacin 4S
Aztreonam 8S
Cefepime 4S
Ceftazidime 2S
Ceftazidime/avibactam 32S
Ceftolozane/tazobactam 3<=0.5S
Ciprofloxacin <=0.25S
Colistin 22I
Doripenem <=0.25S
Imipenem <=0.5S
Imipenem/relebactam 30.25S
Imipenem+chelators 10.5---
Levofloxacin 0.5S
Meropenem <=0.25S
Piperacillin/tazobactam 38S
Tobramycin <=0.5S
S – I –R Interpretation (INT) derived from CLSI 2023 M100 S33

1 Screen for metallo-beta-lactamase production [Rasheed et al. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2013. 19(6):870-878]
2 Clinical and PK/PD data demonstrate colistin has limited clinical efficacy, even if an intermediate result is obtained. Alternative agents are strongly preferred. Colistin should be used in combination with one or more active antimicrobial agents. Consultation with an infectious disease specialist is recommended.
3 Reflects MIC of first component
Device manufacturers and users of FDA cleared devices shall consult the FDA’s Antibacterial Susceptibility Test Interpretive Criteria       website for breakpoints recognized or recommended by FDA, and for information regarding FDA exceptions or additions to the applicable, recognized consensus standard.
Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance
Aminoglycoside aph(3')-IIb
Beta-lactam OXA-50, PDC-3
Efflux pumps/Other mexA, mexE
Fosfomycin fosA
Phenicols/Bicyclomycins bcr1, catB7
The resistance mechanisms listed were identified by analysis of whole genome sequence using the ResFinder database (last updated June 2, 2016 and accessed on October 25, 2016). This analysis does not include mutations that may result in antibiotic resistance or resistance determinants added to newer versions of the ResFinder database or other antimicrobial resistance gene databases. Biosample accession numbers have been provided so that users can analyze the data on their own if so desired.
Medium: Trypticase Soy Agar with 5% Sheep Blood (BAP)

Temperature: 35°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic


Remove the sample vial to a container with dry ice or a freezer block. Keep vial on ice or block. (Do not let vial content thaw)

Open vial aseptically to avoid contamination

Using a sterile loop, remove a small amount of frozen isolate from the top of the vial

Aseptically transfer the loop to BAP

Use streak plate method to isolate single colonies

Incubate inverted plate at 35°C ± 2°C for 18-24 hrs.

Storage Temperature & Biosafety

Appropriate safety procedures should always be used with this material. Laboratory safety is discussed in the current publication of 'BioSafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories' from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes of Health.

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Isolate History
Date Action Performed
06/02/23Drug was removed: 'Gentamicin'
05/31/23Gene was added to 'mexE'
05/31/23Gene was added to 'mexA'
05/31/23Gene was added to 'fosA'
05/31/23Gene was added to 'bcr1'
05/31/23Category was added: 'Efflux pumps/Other'
05/31/23Category was added: 'Fosfomycin'
05/31/23Gene was added to 'aph(3')-IIb'
05/31/23Gene was added to 'PDC-3'
05/31/23Category was added: 'Aminoglycoside'
05/31/23Gene was removed from 'from '---' to ' PAO''
02/13/23MLST was updated: from '---' to '2012(Pasteur)'
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