Microarray technology for yeast identification directly from positive blood cultures. A multicenter Italian experience

Claudio Farina, Giuseppe Russello, Stefano Andreoni, Cristina Bonetti, Marco Conte, Paolo Fazi, Gianluigi Lombardi, Francesco Luzzaro, Esther Manso, Piero Marone, Marco Passera, Andrea Rocchetti, Silvana Sanna, Egidio Franco Viganò

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Abstract

The authors evaluated the performance of the MycArray™ Yeast ID (Myconostica Ltd, UK) assay in the identification of a total of 88 yeast isolates recovered in culture as compared to that obtained through routine methods. The turn-around time for species identification directly from cultures by the MycArray was 6 hours, much quicker than classical methods and all yeasts were correctly identified. In two cases a double identification including Saccharomyces cerevisiae was noted, but it was not confirmed by culture. The results show that MycArray Yeast ID can be a potential tool for rapid detection and identification of Candida species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-555
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Blood cultures
  • Identification
  • Microarray
  • Yeast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Farina, C., Russello, G., Andreoni, S., Bonetti, C., Conte, M., Fazi, P., Lombardi, G., Luzzaro, F., Manso, E., Marone, P., Passera, M., Rocchetti, A., Sanna, S., & Viganò, E. F. (2012). Microarray technology for yeast identification directly from positive blood cultures. A multicenter Italian experience. Medical Mycology, 50(5), 549-555. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693786.2011.648216