Construction of an interpretive pattern directory for the API 10 S kit and analysis of its diagnostic accuracy

E. A. Robertson, J. D. MacLowry

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A directory of test patterns and their interpretations has been prepared for identification of Enterobacteriaceae by using the 11 test API 10 S kit. The diagnostic accuracy of the directory and kit were evaluated by using records of test results for 37,476 isolates studied with the 21 test API 20 Enteric kit. Analysis indicates that 96.9% of the isolates would have been correctly identified at the genus level and 95.9% at the species level by using only the subset of tests included in the API 10 S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-520
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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