TABLE 3.

Resolution of discrepant results

No. of isolatesResult by:Additional testingResolution
PCRConventional identification
7 S. lugdunensis CoNSPYR positive, ODC positive S. lugdunensis
1 S. lugdunensis CoNS16S rRNA sequencing (PYR positive, ODC negative) S. lugdunensis
2CoNSMSSAAPI Staph stripCoNS (S. intermedius)
1CoNS S. lugdunensis 16S rRNA sequencingCoNS
1CoNS + mecAMRSASingleplex PCRMRSA