Analysis of cost and accuracy of alternative strategies for Enterobacteriaceae identification

E. A. Robertson, G. C. Macks, James Maclowry

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Abstract

Analysis of the cost of time and material required for the diagnosis of Enterobacteriaceae isolates indicated that a conventional 17 tube (20 test) setup costs $7.98 per isolate identified. Using the API 20E, a similar identification cost $3.02. A conventional 7 tube (10 test) setup cost $3.60, whereas the comparable API 10S cost $2.33. Compared with the API 10S, using the API 20E increased costs by 30% while increasing the number of isolates identified correctly by 3%. Other strategies using the API 10S in combination with the API 20E or a deoxyribonuclease test were also evaluated for cost and accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Analysis of cost and accuracy of alternative strategies for Enterobacteriaceae identification. / Robertson, E. A.; Macks, G. C.; Maclowry, James.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1976, p. 421-424.

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