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Evaluation of modified New York City carbohydrate medium for the speciation of Neisseria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10328021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comparative study of modified New York City carbohydrate medium, Minitek (BBL Microbiology Systems, Cockeysville, Md.) and cystine-trypticase agar was conducted for determination of the relative accuracies of these media in the identification of pathogenic Neisseria. Of 170 isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, 169 were correctly identified by New York City carbohydrate media, 131 by Minitek, and 117 by cystine-trypticase agar. Of the 72 isolates of Neisseria meningitidis tested, all were accurately speciated by New York City carbohydrate media, whereas Minitek and cystine-trypticase agar identified 61 and 49 strains, respectively. The greater reliability of New York City carbohydrate media is accompanied by advantages not offered by the other media.
D H Simms; Y A Lue
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sexually transmitted diseases     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0148-5717     ISO Abbreviation:  Sex Transm Dis     Publication Date:    1982 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-07     Completed Date:  1999-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705941     Medline TA:  Sex Transm Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York Medical College, Bronx 10451, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Culture Media*
Gonorrhea / diagnosis*
Neisseria / isolation & purification*
Protein Hydrolysates
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbohydrates; 0/Caseins; 0/Culture Media; 0/Protein Hydrolysates; 0/trypticase-soy broth; 56-89-3/Cystine; 9002-18-0/Agar

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