The aim of this study was to optimise a method for gentamicin determination in an agar matrix and to investigate if and how agar composition can affect the gentamicin diffusion kinetics during the agar diffusion tests for antibiotics sensitivity. Gentamicin was separated by RP-HPLC and detected at 365 nm after pre-column derivatization with 1-fluoro-2,4-dinitrobenzene. Recovery (> or = 79%), linearity (r2 > or = 0.997) and sensitivity (1 microg/ml) were assessed using four different agar matrices. The kinetics of gentamicin diffusion tested on BioMerieux and DID manufacturers' products showed in uninoculated agar plates significant differences that were even more pronounced in the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa metabolism.
|Titolo:||Quantification of gentamicin in Mueller-Hinton agar by high-performance liquid chromatography|
PARONI, RITA CLARA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Gentamicin; Mueller-Hinton agar plates|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||25-mar-2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0378-4347(00)00460-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|