Table 4

Identification of clinical isolates by candida TaqMan™ assay

Mycology identificationTaqMan resultFinal identification
Mycology identification: identification was based on API 20C and germ tube formation for C albicans.
*Putative identification based on sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer region ITS2 region, germ tube formation, chlamydospore production, and lack of growth at 45°C.
Candida albicans (n = 16)C albicans 14/16C albicans 14/16
Negative 2/16C dubliniensis* 2/16
C tropicalis (n = 12)C tropicalis 12/12C tropicalis 12/12
C parapsilosis (n = 13)C parapsilosis 13/13C parapsilosis 13/13
C krusei (n = 10)C krusei 10/10C krusei 10/10
C kefyr (n = 3)C kefyr 3/3C kefyr 3/3
C glabrata (n = 12)C glabrata 12/12C glabrata 12/12
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (n = 10)Negative 9/10S cerevisiae 9/10
C parapsilosis 1/10S cerevisiae + C parapsilosis 1/10
Cryptococcus neoformans (n = 1)Negative 1/1Cryptococcus neoformans 1/1
C lusitaniae (n = 1)Negative 1/1C lusitaniae 1/1
C famata (n = 2)Negative 2/2C famata 2/2