TABLE 1.

Overview of the fungi used for sensitivity and specificity testing and their reactivities with the capture antibody and the PNA probe used in the assay

SpeciesStrain designationaReactivity with antibody used for immunomagnetic captureReactivity with PNA probe used for identification of C. albicans
Candida albicans ATCC MYA-682++
ATCC MYA-2876++
ATCC 10231++
IHEM 9559++
IHEM 10284++
MUCL 29903++
MUCL 29800++
MUCL 29919++
MUCL 29981++
MUCL 30112++
NCYC 1467++
Candida dubliniensis IHEM 14280+
Candida famata CI+
Candida glabrata MUCL 15664+
MUCL 29833+
Candida guilliermondii CI+
Candida inconspicua CI+
Candida kefyr CI+
Candida krusei IHEM 1796+
Candida lusitaniae CI+
Candida maris CI+
Candida parapsilosis IHEM 3270+
Candida pseudotropicalis CI+
Candida tropicalis IHEM 4222+
IHEM 4225+
MUCL 29952+
MUCL 30002+
Aspergillus flavus IHEM 2700
Aspergillus fumigatus IHEM 3768
Cryptococcus neoformans IHEM 14513
Fusarium graminearum IHEM 2994
Fusarium oxysporum IHEM 14513
Fusarium solani IHEM 6743
Penicillium chrysogenum IHEM 3035
Penicillium simplicissimum IHEM 1202
Pseudallescheria boydii CBS 101.22
Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 9763
Scedosporium prolificans CBS 467.74
  • a ATCC, American Type Culture Collection; CBS, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (Netherlands); CI, clinical isolate from our own collection; IHEM, Instituut voor Hygiene en Epidemiologie (Belgium); MUCL, Mycothèque de l'Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium); NCYC, National Collection of Yeast Cultures (United Kingdom).