TABLE 1

Microbial cultures used in the studya

Panel and strainSourceGeneXpert TAP assay result
Inclusivity panel
 Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis Schu S4 (DNA)Carl H. Gelhaus, Batelle, Columbus, OHPositive
 Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis Schu S4 (DNA)BEI DD-201 DNA-FRAN016Positive
 Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica (DNA)BEI DNA-FRAN024Positive
 Francisella tularensis subsp. novicida GA99-3548 (DNA)BEI DD-720 DNA-FRAN133Positive
 Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica LVS (DNA)BEI DD-445 DNA-FRAN004Positive
 Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica LVSBEI NR-646Positive
 Bacillus anthracis Ames 35 DNABEI NR10450Positive
 Bacillus anthracis Ames 35BEI NR10355Positive
 Bacillus anthracis WeybridgeBEI NR10350Positive
 Bacillus anthracis UM23BEI NR10351Positive
 Bacillus cereus G9241 DNABEI NR-10050Positive
 Yersinia pestis Yokohoma11BEI NR-4693Positive
 Yersinia pestis Kimberly13BEI NR-4695Positive
 Yersinia pestis Kuma 7 (DNA)BEI NR-4714Positive
 Yersinia pestis Nepal 516 (DNA)BEI NR-2720Positive
 Yersinia pestis PEXU2 (DNA)BEI NR-2716Positive
Exclusivity panel
    Gram-positive bacteria
        Bacillus cereusATCC 13061Negative
        Bacillus cereus DNABEI NR2544Negative
        Bacillus cereus DNABEI NR-2545Negative
        Bacillus cereus DNABEI NR-10353Negative
        Bacillus cereus DNABEI NR-12314Negative
        Bacillus cereus FDA5BEI NR-608Negative
        Bacillus cereus Gibson 971BEI NR-606Negative
        Bacillus megaterium DNAD. Alland labNegative
        Bacillus megaterium DNABEI NR2543Negative
        Bacillus licheniformis DNAD. Alland lab NCIB9375Negative
        Bacillus licheniformis DNABEI NR-2546Negative
        Bacillus samanii DNABEI NR-12239Negative
        Bacillus sphaericus DNABEI NR2548Negative
        Bacillus subtilisN. Connell labNegative
        Bacillus circulans strain Ford 26BEI NR-681Negative
        Bacillus thuringiensisBEI NR-610Negative
        Bacillus thuringiensisBEI NR-611Negative
        Clostridium botulinum DNAD. Alland lab VPI4404Negative
        Staphylococcus aureusUH clinical isolateNegative
        Staphylococcus epidermidis SK-135 DNABEI HM-118DNegative
        Staphylococcus epidermidis DNAD. Alland lab SK135Negative
        Streptococcus agalactiaeD. Alland labNegative
        Streptococcus pyogenesD. Alland labNegative
        Streptococcus pneumoniae DNAD. Alland lab TCH8431Negative
    Gram-negative bacteria
        Acinetobacter baumanniiATCC 19606Negative
        Acinetobacter cloacaeUH clinical isolateNegative
        Campylobacter jejuni DNAD. Alland lab D3071Negative
        Citrobacter koseri 14804ATCC 27028Negative
        Citrobacter koseriUH clinical isolateNegative
        Escherichia coliUH clinical isolateNegative
        Escherichia coli O157:H7UHNegative
        Escherichia coliATCC 25922Negative
        Escherichia coliATCC 35150Negative
        Escherichia coliATCC 35218Negative
        Escherichia coli DNAD. Alland lab 83972Negative
        Kingella kingae DNAD. Alland lab clinical isolateNegative
        Klebsiella pneumoniae DNAD. Alland lab clinical isolateNegative
        Klebsiella pneumoniaeATCC 35657Negative
        Providencia stuartiiUH clinical isolateNegative
        Pseudomonas aeruginosaUH clinical isolateNegative
        Yersinia pseudotuberculosis DNAD. Alland lab IP2515Negative
        Yersinia enterocolitica WACBEI NR211Negative
        Yersinia enterocolitica NCTC 11175BEI NR212Negative
        Candida albicans (yeast)ATCC 470547Negative
  • a ATCC, American Type Culture Collection; BEI, Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research Resources Repository; UH, University Hospital, Newark, NJ.