Table 3.

Agreement between E-test and broth microdilution methods for 90 isolates

Organism (no. tested)Antifungal agent% Agreementa
±1 log2dilution±2 log2 dilutions
A. corymbifera (10)Amphotericin B9090
Itraconazole2050
A. flavus(10)Amphotericin B5060
Itraconazole50100
A. fumigatus (10)Amphotericin B100100
Itraconazole70100
A. niger(10)Amphotericin B70100
Itraconazole4090
A. terreus (10)Amphotericin B90100
Itraconazole100100
E. dermatitidis(10)Amphotericin B1070
Itraconazole9090
F. solani (10)Amphotericin B5080
Itraconazole100100
S. apiospermum(10)Amphotericin B2020
Itraconazole5060
S. prolificans (5)Amphotericin B2020
Itraconazole100100
S. brevicaulis(5)Amphotericin B020
Itraconazole100100
All organisms (100)Amphotericin B5471
Itraconazole6988
  • a Percentage of agreement between the results is defined as proportion of E-test MIC results that were within ±1 or 2 log2 dilutions of the broth microdilution MIC results.