Comparative Evaluation of BD Phoenix and Vitek 2 Systems for Species Identification of Common and Uncommon Pathogenic Yeasts

Brunella Posteraro, Walter Ricciardi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Alberto Ruggeri, Elena De Carolis, Riccardo Torelli, Antonietta Vella, Flavio De Maio, Patrizia Posteraro

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Abstract

The BD Phoenix system was evaluated for species-level identification of yeasts (250 clinical isolates) and compared with the Vitek 2 system, using ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequence analysis as the gold standard. Considering only the species included in each system's database, 96.3% (236/245) and 91.4% (224/245) of the isolates were correctly identified by BD Phoenix and Vitek 2, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3841-3845
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • MALDI

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