Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 1, P59-65, March 1985

Anaerobic Identification Systems

  • Jon E. Rosenblatt
    Corresponding author: Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
    Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Mayo Medical School; Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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      Commercially produced prepackaged “kit” microsystems were evaluated for the identification of anaerobes. The API 20A and Minitek Anaerobe II systems by themselves were inadequate; even with the use of supplemental tests, agreement of identifications with a conventional method was only fair. Anldent is a new and radically different system that provides accurate identifications after only 4 hours’ incubation in room air without the need for a significant number of supplemental tests.
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