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J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Jun;37(6):2080-3.

Variation in Microbial Identification System accuracy for yeast identification depending on commercial source of Sabouraud dextrose agar.

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Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania 17405, USA. jkellogg@yorkhospital.edu

Abstract

The accuracy of the Microbial Identification System (MIS; MIDI, Inc. ) for identification of yeasts to the species level was compared by using 438 isolates grown on prepoured BBL Sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA) and prepoured Remel SDA. Correct identification was observed for 326 (74%) of the yeasts cultured on BBL SDA versus only 214 (49%) of yeasts grown on Remel SDA (P < 0.001). The commercial source of the SDA used in the MIS procedure significantly influences the system's accuracy.

PMID:
10325387
PMCID:
PMC85040
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