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. 2004 Apr;48(4):287-8.
doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2003.10.008.

API 20 Strep Identification System May Incorrectly Speciate Enterococci With Low Level Resistance to Vancomycin

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API 20 Strep Identification System May Incorrectly Speciate Enterococci With Low Level Resistance to Vancomycin

Lisa G Winston et al. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. .

Abstract

The API 20 Strep system was used to speciate 46 enterococcal isolates with vancomycin MICs between 16-32 microg/mL. All were identified as Enterococcus faecium. Further testing revealed that 42/46 isolates had been identified incorrectly. Enterococci with low-level vancomycin resistance should not be speciated solely with the API 20 Strep system.

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