Table 2.

Misidentifications of yeast species by the Microbial Identification System based on commercial source of SDA medium

Species identified with conventional testsNo. of misidenti-ficationsNo. (%) of isolates misidentified as the following species:
C. albicansC. guilliermondiiC. kruseiC. lusitaniaeC. parapsilosisC. tropicalisC. neoformansG. candidumK. marxianusR. rubraS. cerevisiaeT. beigelii
BBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemelBBLRemel
Candida spp.
 C. albicans 303 (10)3 (10)3 (10)4 (13)3 (10)14 (47)
 C. dubliniensis 63 (50)3 (50)
 C. famata 81 (13)1 (13)3 (38)3 (38)
 C. glabrata 425 (12)37 (88)
 C. guilliermondii 52 (40)3 (60)
 C. krusei 21 (50)1 (50)
 C. lusitaniae 73 (43)1 (14)1 (14)2 (29)
 C. parapsilosis 32 (67)1 (33)
 C. rugosa 11 (100)
 C. tropicalis 193 (16)1 (5)9 (47)4 (21)2 (11)
Cryptococcus spp.
 C. albidus 31 (33)1 (33)1 (33)
 C. humicolus 32 (67)1 (33)
 C. neoformans 61 (17)1 (17)1 (17)3 (50)
 C. terreus 61 (17)1 (17)1 (17)1 (17)1 (17)1 (17)
Hansenula anomala 101 (10)1 (10)3 (30)4 (40)1 (10)
Kluyveromyces marxianus 61 (17)1 (17)2 (33)1 (17)1 (33)
Rhodotorula pilimanae 21 (50)1 (50)
Sporobolomyces salmonicolor 11 (100)
Trichosporon beigelii 82 (25)2 (25)2 (25)2 (25)
  Total1688 (5)7 (4)14 (8)3 (2)1 (1)1 (1)10 (6)10 (6)9 (5)11 (7)6 (4)18 (11)4 (2)4 (2)3 (2)2 (1)1 (1)2 (1)4 (2)1 (1)5 (3)37 (22)3 (2)4 (2)