Reliability of Automated Biochemical Identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei Is Regionally Dependent

Yuwana Podin, Mirjam Kaestli, J McMahon, Jann Hennessy, HieUng Ngian, Jin Shyan Ngian, Anand Mohan, See-Chang Wong, Timothy William, Mark Mayo, Robert Baird, Bart Currie

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    Abstract

    Misidentifications of Burkholderia pseudomallei as Burkholderia cepacia by Vitek 2 have occurred. Multidimensional scaling ordination of biochemical profiles of 217 Malaysian and Australian B. pseudomallei isolates found clustering of misidentified B. pseudomallei isolates from Malaysian Borneo. Specificity of B. pseudomallei identification in Vitek 2 and potentially other automated identification systems is regionally dependent. Copyright � 2013, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3076-3078
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume51
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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