ERIC software, which stands for Electronic RapID Compendium, is a Windows based update to the DOS based computerized code compendium currently available from this company.
     The software is for use with this company’s RapID Systems, which offer rapid biochemical identifications of bacteria and yeasts after 4 hours. There are 8 RapID Systems covering a wide variety of organisms, and the databases for all 8 are included in the ERIC Software.
     Identifications are presented as a series of organisms or taxa (choices), a relative probability of identification for each choice, a bioscore for each choice, and any contraindicated test results. The identification choices displayed are ranked according to probability value.
Keywords: microbiology, software