Evaluation of the Auxacolor system for the identification of clinical yeast isolates

Evaluation of the Auxacolor system for the identification of clinical yeast isolates

Autor Milan, E. P. Google Scholar
Malheiros, E. S. Google Scholar
Fischman, O. Google Scholar
Colombo, A. L. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo In the last decade the number of systemic yeast infections has increased significantly. Although Candida albicans is the most frequently isolated yeast from clinical specimens, the emergence of non-albicans species has clearly been a recent concern. As a consequence, there is a greater need for rapid and accurate methods for yeast identification. the aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the AUXACOLOR system (Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur) for the identification of clinically relevant yeasts, as compared with the conventional method. Yeast isolates (n = 97) belonging to 12 species were identified by the commercial system and the classic method. Correct identifications were obtained by using AUXACOLOR system in 79.4% of the isolates tested. Misidentification occurred in 5.2% of the strains and 15.5% were not identified due to a failure in the manufacturer's data base. in order to improve its accuracy, there is a need for expanding the database or revamping the tests included in the system.
Assunto auxacolor system
clinical yeast
Idioma Inglês
Data 1997-01-01
Publicado em Mycopathologia. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publ, v. 137, n. 3, p. 153-157, 1997.
ISSN 0301-486X (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Kluwer Academic Publ
Extensão 153-157
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1006801616134
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:A1997YD28400004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25660

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