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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005 Feb;11(2):150-3.

Evaluation of the Vitek 2 system for identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Staphylococcus spp.

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Microbiology, Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium.


The Vitek 2 system was assessed against reference methods with 197 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Belgian hospitals and 121 clinically significant blood culture isolates of Staphylococcus spp. Vitek 2 identified 95% of staphylococcal isolates correctly, detected oxacillin resistance with a sensitivity/specificity of 99/96%, and showed acceptable accuracy for susceptibility testing of five of eight other evaluable antibiotics. The median time for reporting results was 2 h 45 min for identification and 7 h for susceptibility tests.

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