Table 2.

Numbers and percentages of isolates identified with lowered scores assigned for genus and species identifications using extraction and direct colony methods

Score cutoffNo. (%) of isolates identified
ExtractionDirect colony
Genus
    ≥1.4295 (99)226 (76)
    ≥1.5293 (98)214 (72)
    ≥1.6291 (98)191 (64)
    ≥1.7284 (95)168 (56)
Species
    ≥1.7276 (93)161 (54)
    ≥1.8248 (83)129 (43)
    ≥1.9224 (75)95 (32)
    ≥2.0207 (69)60 (20)