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Comparison of VITEK 2 YST Card and API 20C AUX system in identification of nonalbicans Candida species
Melek İnci 1, Mustafa Altay Atalay 2, Ayşe Nedret Koç 2, Burçin Özer 1, Çetin Kılınç 1, Süleyman Durmaz 2
1 - Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Hatay, Türkiye
2 - Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye
Dicle Med J 2012; 39(1):80-82
ICID: 987026
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
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Objectives: In the present study, it was aimed to compare
results obtained by using VITEK 2 YST Card (bio-
Mérieux, France) with those obtained by using API 20C
AUX (bioMérieux, France) for identification of non- albicans
Candida species, which was isolated from various
clinical samples, at level of species.
Materials and methods: Forty-one non-albicans Candida
isolates, which were isolated from 28 urine, 10 blood
and 3 vaginal swab specimens, and found to be negative
by germ tube test, were identified by using VITEK 2 YST
Card (bioMérieux, France). In addition, microscopic morphology
was assessed in corn-meal Tween 80 agar, while
carbohydrate assimilation was assessed by using commercially
available API 20C AUX kit (bioMérieux, France).
Results: Thirty-four isolates (82.9%) were identified
as identical species by these 2 systems, while different
results were obtained in 7 isolates (17.1%). 5 isolates,
identified as Candida glabrata by API 20C AUX system,
were identified as Candida tropicalis (n=2), Candida krusei,
Candida lipolitica and Candida kefyr by VITEK 2 YST
Card. One other isolate, identified as C.tropicalis, was
identified as Candida parapsilosis; and additional one
isolate, identified as C.parapsilosis, was identified as
Conclusion: It was concluded that one should be cautious
in the identification of C.glabrata, in particular,
C.tropicalis and C.parapsilosis, although between VITEK
2 YST Card and API 20C AUX system results was found
largely similarity in identification of non-albicans Candida

ICID 987026

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