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Agreement, Time and Cost Comparison for the Identification of Gram Negative Bacteria Isolates Using VITEK® 2 Compact, VITEK® 60, VITEK® Mass Spectrometry and API® 20E/NE

This study looked at the agreement between Vitek®2 Compact (VTC), VITEK®2 60 (VT60), API® 20E/20NE (API) and VITEK® MS (VMS) bacteria identification systems (ID). It also examined the time and cost for the relevant bacterial ID systems and the resolution of discrepancies which arose as a result of using the different systems, mainly in Canada but also with reference to the Vitek®2 Compact (VTC) in Mona, Jamaica.


Objectives: We aimed to compare systems in respect of 1) the agreement between VITEK®2 Compact, VITEK®2 60, VITEK® Mass Spectrometry systems and API®20E/NE for species identification, 2) the time to identification of organisms and 3) the cost of identification and susceptibility testing of each organism.

12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 13 Dec, 2017


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