Evaluation of the new VITEK 2 card for identification of clinically relevant gram-negative rods.

  title={Evaluation of the new VITEK 2 card for identification of clinically relevant gram-negative rods.},
  author={Guido Funke and Pascale Funke-Kissling},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={42 9},
The VITEK 2 card for gram-negative bacteria (bioMérieux,Marcy-l'Etoile, France) has been redesigned to improve the identification of fermenting and nonfermenting bacilli. Forty-seven biochemical tests, including 19 enzymatic tests, are present in the new card and interpreted in a kinetic mode. Final identification results are available within 10 h. The database allows the identification of 159 different taxa. Six hundred fifty-five gram-negative rods (GNR; 511 fermenters and 144 nonfermenters… CONTINUE READING

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