Usefulness of CHROMagar Candida Medium, Biochemical Methods – API ID32C and VITEK 2 Compact and Two MALDI-TOF MS Systems for Candida spp. Identification


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Polish Journal of Microbiology

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Usefulness of CHROMagar Candida Medium, Biochemical Methods – API ID32C and VITEK 2 Compact and Two MALDI-TOF MS Systems for Candida spp. Identification

Elżbieta Stefaniuk * / Anna Baraniak / Monika Fortuna / Waleria Hryniewicz

Keywords : Candida spp. – identification, chromogenic medium and biochemical methods, MALDI-TOF MS

Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. Volume 65, Issue 1, Pages 111-114, DOI:

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Received Date : 10-September-2015 / Accepted: 30-November-2015 / Published Online: 15-March-2016



This study was conducted to compare of the yeasts identification results obtained with two new systems using the MALDI-TOF MS technique with the ones obtained using the routine identification methods of Candida spp. in clinical microbiology laboratories. All 124 Candida spp. isolates were recovered from the routine examination of clinical specimens in microbiological laboratories and collected in the Centre of Quality Control in Microbiology in Warsaw (Poland). Our findings confirm the high agreement (98%) of fungal identifica­tion using the standard, biochemistry laboratory methods and mass spectrometry technique.

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