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Premarket evaluation of IDS RapID SS/u system for identification of urine isolates.

By D C Halstead, M R Hoffert and G G Colasante


A total of 170 fresh clinical urine isolates were tested with a premarket configuration of the RapID SS/u system (Innovative Diagnostic Systems, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.), a qualitative micromethod for the identification of selected organisms commonly isolated from urine specimens. Results were compared with those obtained with conventional methods of identifying gram-positive isolates and with the AutoMicrobic system (Vitek Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.), utilizing Gram-Negative Identification cards for the identification of gram-negative rods. Organisms representing 12 taxa were included in the study. Of the 170 isolates, 163 (95.9%) were correctly identified. A total of 144 strains (84.7%) were correctly identified without additional testing, whereas 19 isolates (11.2%) required further testing. Seven isolates (4.1%) were incorrectly identified. The SS/u system required minimal hands-on time inoculate and interpret reactions. Discrepancies most often occurred with regard to misinterpretation of Escherichia coli and Enterobacter sp. as Citrobacter sp. The IDS RapID SS/u system may indeed prove valuable for the rapid manual identification of urine isolates

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1987
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:265819
Provided by: PubMed Central
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