Table 2.

Identification of routine isolates by the Wider system

Organisms (no. of isolates tested)No. (%) of isolates:
Correctly identifiedPartially identifiedIncorrectly identified
Citrobacter freundii (1)1
Enterobacter aerogenes (1)1
Enterobacter asburriae (1)1
Enterobacter cloacae (6)6
Escherichia coli (89)89
Klebsiella oxytoca(2)2
Klebsiella pneumoniae (8)8
Kluyvera spp. (1)1
Morganella morganii (3)3
Pantoea aglomerans (4)4
Proteus mirabilis (14)14
Proteus vulgaris (1)1
Providencia stuartii(1)1
Salmonella spp. (4)31a
Serratia marcescens (1)1
Yersinia enterocolitica (1)1
Acinetobacter baumannii (2)2
Acinetobacter junii (1)1b
Acinetobacter lwofii (1)1
Flavobacterium odoratum(1)1
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (13)13
Pseudomonas putida (1)1c
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (6)6
Enterococcus casseliflavus (1)1
Enterococcus durans (2)2
Enterococcus faecalis (15)15
Enterococcus gallinarum (1)1
Enterococcus faecium (3)3
Micrococcus spp. (2)2
Staphylococcus aureus(19)181d
Staphylococcus epidermidis (24)231e
Staphylococcus lugdunensis (1)1
Staphylococcus simulans (2)11f
Staphylococcus warnerii (1)1
Streptococcus agalactiae (5)5
Streptococcus pyogenes (1)1
Total (244)238 (97.5)4 (1.6)2 (0.8)
  • a Identified with the Wider system asSalmonella enterica subsp. arizonae.

  • b Identified with the Wider system asEmpedobacter brevis.

  • c Identified with the Wider system asAcinetobacter anitratus-A. haemolyticus.

  • d Identified with the Wider system asStaphylococcus simulans.

  • e Identified with the Wider system asStaphylococcus auricularis.

  • f Identified with the Wider system asStaphylococcus hominis.