Comparison of four methodologies for rapid and cost-effective identification of Candida glabrata

Jo Ann P. Fenn, Erick Billetdeaux, Helene Segal, Lisa Skodack-Jones, Pamela E. Padilla, Martha Bale, Karen Carroll

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Abstract

To improve turnaround time and decrease the cost of the identification of Candida glabrata, we evaluated four methods for the detection of trehalose assimilation or fermentation. These methods were compared with the API 20C method (bioMERIEUX, Hazelwood, Mo.) to determine accuracy. We recommend the use of Remel Rapid Trehalose Assimilation Broth because of its rapid, 3-h results, reasonable sensitivity, and low number of false positives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3387-3389
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume37
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 7 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Fenn, J. A. P., Billetdeaux, E., Segal, H., Skodack-Jones, L., Padilla, P. E., Bale, M., & Carroll, K. (1999). Comparison of four methodologies for rapid and cost-effective identification of Candida glabrata. Journal of clinical microbiology, 37(10), 3387-3389.