TABLE 2.

Agreement with the reference microdilution broth method for six commercial systems for fluconazole susceptibility testing of Candida spp., with details for the five most representative species tested

Method% Agreementa
All isolatesC. albicans (n = 478)C. glabrata (n = 133)C. tropicalis (n = 67)C. parapsilosis (n = 54)C. krusei (n = 26)
Sensititre YeastOne81.488.450.883.188.966.7
Etest828668.481.592.658.3
Disk diffusion77.688.350.466.288.962.5
Fungitest77.783.865.258.592.658.3
Candifast22.112.819.521.572.547.8
Integral System Yeasts37.639.124.812.377.845.8
  • a Agreement rates reflect the percentage of isolates classified in the same category by both the commercial and reference methods.