Table 4.

Combined positive and negative reactions required for the differentiation of four Candida species from each other and from other Candida spp.

ReactionTest result with:
C. albicansC. glabrataC. kruseiC. tropicalisOthers
N -Acetyl-β-d-galactosaminidase+
Acid phosphatase+
Pyrophosphatase+
Unknown mechanism+a +a,b
β-d-Galactosidase+c
  • a Orange fluorescence.

  • b C. kefyr and C. guilliermondii.

  • c C. kefyr, C. guilliermondii, C. maris, C. parapsilosis, and C. lusitaniae.