Section 8
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Comparison of identification of Enterobacteriaceae by API 20E and Sensititre Autoidentification System

Barr, J.G.; Hogg, G.M.; Smyth, E.T.; Emmerson, A.M.

Journal of Clinical Pathology 42(6): 649-652


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-9746
PMID: 2661593
DOI: 10.1136/jcp.42.6.649
Accession: 007140537

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Of 251 isolates of the Enterobacteriaceae identified to species level of API 20E,208 (83%) were similarity identified by the Sensititure Autoidentification System. Both systems shared a common problem in that discrimination between species of the genera Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Serratia was poor. The eight digit biocode generated by the Sensititre system for individual isolates is not reproducible and therefore not of epidemiological value.

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