TABLE 3.

Overall interpretive agreement between results of voriconazole disk diffusion tests performed in participant and reference laboratoriesa

OrganismNo. testedbNo. (%) of discrepant results% Agreementc
MinorMajorVery Major
C. albicans1,6303 (0.2)28 (1.7)1 (0.1)98.0
C. glabrata40230 (7.5)23 (5.7)3 (0.7)86.1
C. parapsilosis39916 (4.0)17 (4.3)0 (0.0)91.7
C. tropicalis32522 (6.8)25 (7.7)1 (0.3)85.2
C. krusei856 (7.1)4 (4.7)0 (0.0)88.2
All Candida spp.2,93477 (2.6)100 (3.4)6 (0.2)93.8
  • a The voriconazole disk diffusion method was performed according to CLSI method M44-A.

  • b Total number of isolates tested in 54 laboratories participating in the ARTEMIS program and also in the ARTEMIS reference laboratory.

  • c Percent total agreement between participant and reference laboratory results.