The Accuprobe Streptococcus pneumoniae Culture Identification Test (Gen- Probe, Inc.) was evaluated with 172 isolates of S. pneumoniae and 204 nonpneumococcal isolates. The sensitivity and specificity of the Accuprobe test were 100%. Optimum results were obtained when four or more discrete colonies were selected for testing. The Accuprobe test was determined to be an accurate and rapid method for identification of S. pneumoniae.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)