Comparative Evaluation of Three Commercial Identification Systems Using Common and Rare Bloodstream Yeast Isolates
AuthorMeletiadis, J.; Arabatzis, M.; Bompola, M.; Tsiveriotis, K.; Hini, S.; Petinaki, E.; Velegraki, A.; Zerva, L.
The commercial yeast identification systems API ID32C, Auxacolor, and Vitek were evaluated using 251 molecularly identified bloodstream isolates and 2 reference strains, representing a total of 35 species (6 common and 29 rare). Correct identification rates were higher for common species (Auxacolor, 95%; API ID32C, 94%; Vitek, 92%) than for rare species (Auxacolor, 43%; API ID32C, 56%; Vitek, 64%). All systems performed equally among the former, and Vitek performed best among the latter.