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Comparison of three rapid methods, tributyrine, 4-methylumbelliferyl butyrate, and indoxyl acetate, for rapid identification of Moraxella catarrhalis.

Authors
  • Speeleveld, E
  • Fossépré, J M
  • Gordts, B
  • Van Landuyt, H W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
May 01, 1994
Volume
32
Issue
5
Pages
1362–1363
Identifiers
PMID: 8051269
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Moraxella catarrhalis can easily be differentiated from other oxidase-positive, gram-negative cocci with tributyrine, 4-methylumbelliferyl butyrate, or indoxyl acetate. All M. catarrhalis give positive reactions, and all Neisseria spp. give negative reactions. The 4-methylumbelliferyl butyrate tube test and indoxyl acetate strip test provide same-day identification of M. catarrhalis isolates.

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