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Table 1 Biochemical tests for the identification of CoNS isolates and their interpretation

From: Antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation among coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from clinical samples at a tertiary care hospital of eastern Nepal

Biochemicals Identification
Urease Acetoin production Novobiocin Polymyxin B Slide coagulase Tube coagulase Alkaline phosphatase Pyrrolidonyl aryiamidase Ornithine Decaboxylase Trehalose Mannitol Mannose Xylose Maltose Sucrose
+ + S R + + + + S. epidermidis (n = 27)
+ + R S + + + S. saprophyticus (n = 10)
+ S S + + + + S. haemolyticus(n = 8)
+ S S + + S. hominis (n = 4)
S S + + + S. capitis (n = 2)
+ + S S + + + S. warneri (n = 1)
  1. [+ = Positive, ─ = negative, R = Resistant, S = Sensitive]