Table 2.

Species identification of CoNS with three types of MicroScan panels

MicroorganismRapid Gram-Positive Identification panelsDried Overnight Gram-Positive Identification panels (Conventional)Revised Conventional Gram-Positive Identification panels (CPID-2)
No. of isolatesNo. (% of total) of isolates with identificationaNo. of isolatesNo. (% of total) of isolates with identificationaNo. of isolatesNo. (% of total) of isolates with identificationa
HPLPIHPLPIHPLPI
S. epidermidisc 187179 (95.7)5 (2.7)3 (1.6)187160 (85.6)24 (12.8)3 (1.6)185176 (95.1)8 (4.3)1b (0.5)
S. hominis d 4916 (32.7)14 (28.6)19 (38.8)4921 (42.9)23 (46.9)5 (10.2)4942 (85.7)6 (12.2)1 (2.0)
S. haemolyticus e 2613 (50.0)5 (19.2)8 (30.8)2613 (50.0)13 (50.0)02623 (88.5)1 (3.8)2 (7.7)
S. capitis 86 (75.0)2 (25.0)086 (75.0)2 (25.0)086 (75.0)2 (25.0)0
S. lugdunensis 440044004400
S. cohnii 440043104301b
S. auricularis 210121102200
S. simulans 220021012200
S. caprae 110010011001b
S. scuiri 110011001100
S. warneri 100110011001
  • a HP, correct at high probability (≥85%); LP, correct at low probability (<85%); I, incorrect.

  • b Very rare biotype.

  • c P < 0.001 for Rapid and CPID-2 versus Conventional panels; P > 0.05 for Rapid versus CPID-2 panels.

  • d P < 0.001 for CPID-2 versus Conventional panels and CPID-2 versus Rapid panels.

  • e P < 0.001 for CPID-2 versus Conventional panels; P < 0.01 for CPID-2 versus Rapid panels.