Comparison of 'gram-sure' with vancomycin disks in distinguishing between gram-negative and gram-positive rods

R. B. Leonard, S. Ohlson, P. L. Newcomb-Gayman, K. C. Carroll

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Abstract

A study was performed to compare Gram-Sure (JRGA Diagnostics, Rancho Dominguez, CA) with vancomycin disk susceptibility (5 μg and 30 μg) for clarification of the Gram reaction. Eighty-eight isolates representing 14 gram-negative and gram-positive genera were tested. Gram-Sure was superior to vancomycin susceptibility as a predictor of the Gram reaction in a select group of difficult organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gram reaction
  • Gram stain
  • Gram-Sure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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