Numerical evaluation of minimal biochemical test combinations for the identification of Enterobacteriaceae species.


Species identification of 572 clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae was determined using an in-house biochemical test panel and API 20E. The overall agreement was 82.7 per cent. When a numerical identification programme for Enterobacteriaceae was used to analyze the results of 440 E.coli isolates, the agreement with API 20E increased from 81.4 to 91.1 per… (More)