Comparison of Crystal Enteric/Nonfermenter system, API 20E system, and Vitek AutoMicrobic system for identification of gram-negative bacilli.

@article{Robinson1995ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of Crystal Enteric/Nonfermenter system, API 20E system, and Vitek AutoMicrobic system for identification of gram-negative bacilli.},
  author={Andrew Robinson and Yvette S McCarter and J Z Tetreault},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={364-70}
}
A comparative evaluation of the Crystal Enteric/Nonfermenter system (Crystal; Becton Dickinson, Cockeysville, Md.), API 20E (API; bioMérieux Vitek, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.), and the Vitek GNI card (Vitek; bioMérieux Vitek) was performed with 512 clinical isolates of gram-negative bacilli, including 381 members of the family Enterobacteriaceae and 131 nonenteric bacilli. With supplemental testing, API, Crystal, and Vitek correctly identified to the genus and species level 505 (98.6%), 489 (95.5… CONTINUE READING