The Thermo Scientific Microbact identification kits are miniaturised biochemical test systems that provide recognised, standard biochemical identifications in a faster and simpler test format. The Thermo Scientific Microbact Gram-negative Bacillus (GNB) Identification System (12A, 12B, 12E and 24E) is used to identify Gram-negative bacilli to species level. Thermo Scientific Microbact 12A (12E) is used in the food industry to identify oxidase negative, nitrate positive, glucose fermenting Enterobacteriaceae. Thermo Scientific Microbact 12A and 12B (24E) are used together to identify oxidase positive, nitrate negative, glucose non-fermenters as well as the Enterobacteriaceae.
The CMMAS assessment measured the ability of the Thermo Scientific Microbact 12A System to correctly identify Salmonella and E. coli isolates. The results demonstrated that the Thermo Scientific method performed as well as, if not better than, an alternative identification method and in a study using known strains of Salmonella, correctly identified 100% of the samples. The Thermo Scientific Microbact System was reported to be convenient and easy to use, providing a good alternative to traditional biochemical tests.
To suit the needs of every laboratory, the Thermo Scientific Microbact GNB Systems are available in test strip (12A and 12B) or microplate (12E and 24E) format and in smaller or larger kit sizes, as follows:
|Microbact 12A, 60 identifications |
(product code: MB1132A)
|Microbact 12A, 120 identifications |
(product code: MB1076A)
|Microbact 12B, 60 identifications |
(product code: MB1133A)
|Microbact 12B, 120 identifications |
(product code: MB1077A)
|Microbact 12E, 80 identifications |
(product code: MB1130A)
|Microbact 12E, 160 identifications |
(product code: MB1073A)
|Microbact 24E, 40 identifications |
(product code: MB1131A)
|Microbact 24E, 80 identifications |
(product code: MB1074A)
For further information about the Thermo Scientific Microbact range of tests, please contact Thermo Scientific [details above] or click on the link below.