Author(s): Rhoads S, Marinelli L, Imperatrice CA, Nachamkin I
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Abstract In a prospective side-by-side comparison conducted from September through November 1994, we compared the MicroScan WalkAway system, a conventional biochemical identification system (Dade MicroScan, Inc., Sacramento, Calif.), with the Vitek system (bioMerieux Vitek, Hazelwood, Mo. [analysis software version AMS-RO8.2] for the identification of gram-negative bacteria. Three-hundred thirty-one nonurine isolates and 493 urine isolates were tested. For nonurinary isolates, there was 91.5\% agreement between the two methods. For urinary isolates, there was 97.4\% agreement between the two methods. Overall, there was 95\% agreement between the two systems. The results suggest that the current version of the MicroScan WalkAway system with conventional panels is essentially comparable to the current Vitek system.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis