Fwd: FW: [Microbiology] A set of tests for Pseudomonas florescence

JEDilworth via microbio%40net.bio.net (by bactitech from nospamhortonsbay.com)
Sat Nov 24 00:44:25 EST 2007

Identification of nonfermenters is not the easiest thing in the world. 
The API 20 NE has been around for a long time. Jorge makes a good point 
in that this kit is for clinical isolates and not necessarily 
environmental isolates. It doesn't always work that well on clinical 
isolates. We use is as a backup for our Vitek Legacy, although we just 
went live with Vitek2. It remains to be seen whether V2 does a better 
job with this group than Vitek Legacy.

These are not necessarily a group of organisms that lend themselves to a 
couple of identification tests.

Judy Dilworth, M.T.(ASCP)

"Jorge" <jorge1907 from aol.com> wrote in message 
news:aaf3dff7-16e2-4551-8d53-4ee4b9e2cc86 from f3g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> API was developed with clinical isolates and was validated and
> verified 20 ways to sunday.  Even in this, it is not always s accurate
> for id of environmental isolates.  Please don't consider
> identification a trivial exercise of combining a small set of simple
> tests. 

More information about the Microbio mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net