|Title:||Identification of Candida dubliniensis in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory|
|Abstract:||C and ida dubliniensis is an emerging yeast pathogen isolated mainly from immunocompromised patients. As molecular tests are currently unsuitable for use in routine diagnostic laboratories, we compared a variety of phenotypic techniques for differentiating C. albicans and C. dubliniensis. The tests included: colony colour on CHROMagar C and ida medium; growth at 37 degrees C and 45 degrees C; ability to produce germ tubes and chlamydospores; and the Auxacolor system. The organisms included 105 isolates previously identified as C. albicans, 10 reference strains of C. albicans, 2 reference strains of C. dubliniensis and 102 fresh clinical isolates identified as C. albicans. None of the tests alone was satisfactory but a combination of 3 tests may be suitable for presumptive identification of C. dubliniensis|
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