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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 4094932, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4094932
Research Article

Comparative Evaluation of the BD Phoenix Yeast ID Panel and Remel RapID Yeast Plus System for Yeast Identification

1Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
2Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Virology Laboratories, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
3Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
4Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

Received 27 February 2015; Accepted 23 September 2015

Copyright © 2016 Michelle L. Grant et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Becton Dickinson Phoenix Yeast ID Panel was compared to the Remel RapID Yeast Plus System using 150 recent clinical yeast isolates and the API 20C AUX system to resolve discrepant results. The concordance rate between the Yeast ID Panel and the RapID Yeast Plus System (without arbitration) was 93.3% with 97.3% (146/150) and 95.3% (143/150) of the isolates correctly identified by the Becton Dickinson Phoenix and the Remel RapID, respectively, with arbitration.