TABLE 3

Panel 2 identification results obtained with the five identification systems

Result for panel 2 sequenced strainsaNo. (%) of strains identified
IHEM/MRS-MSI (threshold = 20)IHEM/MRS-MBT (threshold = 1.7)IHEM/MRS-MBT (threshold = 2.0)Bruker-MBT (threshold = 1.7)Bruker-MBT (threshold = 2.0)
Correct at the species level435 (87.35)411 (82.53)312 (62.65)259 (52.01)119 (23.9)
Correct at the genus level26 (5.22)34 (6.83)12 (2.41)41 (8.23)9 (1.81)
False at the genus level0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Identification criteria not met37 (7.43)53 (10.64)174 (34.94)198 (39.76)370 (74.3)
  • a For each database/software combination, the number (%) of strains is specified. Correct, concordant with the molecular identification at either the species or the genus level. False, discordant with the molecular identification at the genus level. Identification criteria not met, score below the defined threshold.