Table 4.

Comparison of some results given by the three identification systems

TestAPI 20EID 32EGNI Vitek% Positive
No.a%No.%No.%Farmer et al. (5)Grimont et al. (9)
Adonitol+3276+4198b0100
−7−1
?2
l-Arabinose+3788+4198+42100100100
−2−1
?3
Inositol+2662+2867+296955100
−14−14−13
?2
Mannitol+4198+4198100100
−1
?1
Rhamnose+717+410+174035100
−27−36−25
?8?2
Sorbitol+3583+2662+42100100100
−14
?7?2
Sucrose+4198+3993+42100100100
−1
?1?2
  • a No., number of positive (+), negative (−), or doubtful (?) results.

  • b Boldface numbers are closely related results.