TABLE 1

Bacterial strains tested in this study

PanelType of organismMicroorganism or DNAaSourcebStrainGxc anthrax result
Inclusivity Bacillus anthracis SterneBEINR1400+
Bacillus anthracis Connell labV1B+
Bacillus anthracis AmesBEIAmes+
Bacillus anthracis Ames35 DNABEINR10450+
Bacillus anthracis Ames35BEINR10355+
Bacillus anthracis str. WeybridgeBEINR10350+
Bacillus anthracis str. UM23BEINR10351+
Bacillus cereus G9241 DNABEINR-10050+
ExclusivityGram-positive bacteria Bacillus cereus ATCC13061
Bacillus cereus DNABEINR2544
Bacillus cereus DNABEINR-2545
Bacillus cereus DNABEINR-10353
Bacillus cereus DNABEINR-12314
Bacillus cereus DNABEINR-12239
Bacillus cereus FDA5BEINR-608
Bacillus cereus Gibson 971BEINR-606
Bacillus megaterium DNAAlland labAlland lab
Bacillus licheniformis DNAAlland labNCIB9375
Bacillus subtilis Connell labConnell lab
Bacillus circulans strain Ford 26BEINR-681
Bacillus thuringiensis BEINR-610
Bacillus thuringiensis BEINR-611
Clostridium botulinum DNAAlland labVPI4404
Staphylococcus aureus UHClinical isolate
Staphylococcus aureus MRSA DNAAlland labTCH70
Staphylococcus epidermidis DNAAlland labSK135
Streptococcus pneumoniae DNAAlland labTCH8431
Gram-negative bacteria Yersinia pestis Yokohoma D11BEINR-4693
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis DNAAlland labIP2515
Acinetobacter baumanii ATCC19606
Acinetobacter cloacae UHClinical isolate
Burkhoderia pseudomallei DNAAlland lab1106b
Campylobacter jejuni DNAAlland labD3071
Escherichia coli DNAAlland lab83972
Kingella kingae DNAAlland labClinical isolate
Klebsiella pneumoniae DNAAlland labClinical isolate
Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC35657
Porphyromonas gingivalis DNAAlland lab2561
Providencia stuartii UHClinical isolate
Pseudomonas aeruginosa UHClinical isolate
Yeast Candida albicans ATCC470547
  • a MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

  • b UH, University Hospital, Newark, NJ.

  • c Gx, GeneXpert.