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Title: Evaluation of a new identification system, Crystal Enteric/Non-Fermenter, for gram-negative bacilli
Authors: Wauters, G
Boel, A
Voorn, G P
Verhaegen, Jan
Meunier, F
Janssens, M
Verbist, Ludo #
Issue Date: Apr-1995
Series Title: Journal of clinical microbiology vol:33 issue:4 pages:845-9
Abstract: A total of 505 fermentative and 201 nonfermentative gram-negative bacilli, identified by conventional methods, were tested by the Crystal Enteric/Non-Fermenter ID kit and by the API 20E or API 20NE identification system. The overall correct results for fermenters were 92.9% by the Crystal kit and 89.1% by the API 20E system. The false identifications (genus and species incorrect) accounted for 3.1 and 7.1% for the Crystal and API systems, respectively. For nonfermenters, figures for correct identifications by the two systems were comparable (Crystal, 75.9%; API 20NE, 75.3%) while the API 20NE system gave twice as many incorrect results (13.8%) as Crystal (6.3%); however, Crystal failed to precisely identify several species included in a "miscellaneous" group. The Crystal Enteric/Non-Fermenter system is an easy-to-use kit which compares favorably with other commercial systems.
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ISSN: 0095-1137
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
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