Carbapenem resistant Gram negative bacteria, including Enterobacterales (CRE), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii are an emerging cause of healthcare associated infection and accordingly a global public healthcare concern due to high levels of antimicrobial resistance and ability for widespread transmission. Thus it is important to identify carriers quickly to prevent and control the spread in hospital and community settings and also to aid antibiotic stewardship.

Mast Group Ltd. has developed the NEW  MAST® CARBA PAcE – rapid, simple, cost effective solution for carbapenemase detection.  MAST® CARBA PacE is a colorimetric test which promptly detects carbapenemase producing Pseudomonas spp., Acinetobacter spp. and Enterobacterales using a novel chromogenic cephalosporin analogue.

  •  Rapid results in less than 10 minutes – visual colour change indicates positive result
  •  Simple test process in 5 easy steps – can be easily integrated into any microbiology laboratory
  •  Cost effective screening solution – conveniently contains 48 tests per kit allowing quick identification to support effective infection prevention and control
  •  High sensitivity and specificity – reliable and specific detection of clinically significant carbapenemase producers


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