Identification of viridans streptococci by three commercial systems.

  title={Identification of viridans streptococci by three commercial systems.},
  author={Ellena M. Peterson and Janet T. Shigei and A P Woolard and Luis M. de la Maza},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={90 1},
The API 20S (Analytab Products, Plainview, NY), the GPI card (Vitek Systems, St. Louis, MO) and the RapSTR system (Innovative Diagnostics, Atlanta, GA) were compared with conventional biochemicals for the identification of viridans streptococci. One hundred nine clinical isolates were tested that included the following species: intermedius (38) sanguis II (20), bovis (variant) (14), mitis (14), salivarius (11), sanguis I (6), constellatus (3), mutans (2), and uberis (1). With initial testing, a… CONTINUE READING