Accuracy of Burkholderia pseudomallei Identification Using the API 20NE System and a Latex Agglutination Test

P Amornchai, W Chierakul, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Y Mahakhunkijcharoen, R Phetsouvanh, Bart Currie, Paul N Newton, N Vanvinhchau, S Wongratanacheewin, N Day, S PEACOCK

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    Abstract

    In an evaluation of the API 20NE for the identification of Burkholderia spp., 792/800 (99%) Burkholderia pseudomallei and 17/19 (89%) B. cepacia isolates were correctly identified but 10 B. mallei and 98 B. thailandensis isolates were not correctly identified. A latex agglutination test was positive for 796/800 (99.5%) B. pseudomallei isolates and negative for 120 other oxidase-positive gram-negative bacilli. Copyright � 2007, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3774-3776
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume45
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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