Clinical Microbiology News - page 55
Ideal screening swabs for MRSA, available in single, dual, and triple swab formats, they offer fast and accurate sampling from single or multiple body sites.
This single universal transport medium and storage system for use with swabs for Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma (including ureaplasma) and also for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Lugol's solution is an aqueous solution which contains iodine (I2) and potassium iodide (KI) in a ratio of 1:2 Lugol's iodine solution is used for Gram staining and can be used as an antiseptic and disinfectant for emergency
Silver staining is a common special staining technique used in medical laboratories. Gomori's Methenamine Silver (GMS) stain is used for fungi and bacteria.
VITEK® 2 is a completely automated system providing same-day identification and antibiotic susceptibility results. These results help clinicians select the best treatment options for therapeutic success, patient outcome and containing healthcare
The Prolisa™ EHEC EIA is a microplate assay for the qualitative detection of Shiga Toxins I (ST-I) and II (ST-II) in direct fecal samples, and from either selective broth or agar enrichment cultures of fecal samples. The Prolisa™ EHEC EIA is
Microbiology International has set up a complete line of equipment that will make prepping your PCR samples for incubation fast and easy!
In 1893, William Thomas Councilman wrote an article for the American Journal of Medical Science outlining the process of making microbiology transport swabs. This process was described as that of wrapping cotton pledgets around the end of
Fungi, yeasts and molds are widespread throughout the environment. For healthy persons they are not a serious problem as long as certain standards of hygiene are maintained. If the immune system is compromised, however, through chronic illness or
Etest® is a predefined, stable gradient of 15 antibiotic concentrations on a plastic strip which is used to determine the on-scale Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antibiotics, antifungal agents and anti-mycobacterial agents*. It is
The Liofilchem MIC Test Strip is a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antimicrobial agents against microorganisms to indicate appropriate patient treatment and for identifying resistance
bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics believes that full microbiology laboratory automation is imperative to streamlining operations and making more reliable results available faster, particularly in light of the
Copan Diagnostics Inc. understands the importance of a properly collected sample, in particular for respiratory virus diagnostics. If specimens are not properly collected, a high rate of rejection with DFA testing could occur because of insufficient
Thermo Scientific has launched the improved M.I.C.Evaluator™ (M.I.C.E.™) strips, a product range for the accurate determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values. The new distinctive gradient format of M.I.C.E. strips provides an
At the Fisher HealthCare National Business Conference in Miami, Florida this week Copan Diagnostics Inc. announced the worldwide launch of WASP, the new Walk-Away Specimen Processor for clinical microbiology. This is the first instrument of its
The Prolex Staph Xtra Latex Kit provides a rapid method to distinguish staphylococci (particularly Staphylococcus aureus) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) from other species of staphylococci in cultured
Copan Diagnostics Inc. have launched the ESwab (Elution Swab), a new liquid based transport system for bacteriology swab samples. This totally original concept for swab transport is made possible through the combination of Copan's patented nylon
The Prolex™ Staph Latex Kit utilizes blue carboxylate-modified microparticles (CM-MP) which have been sensitized with fibrinogen and IgG.
Oxidase testing is carried out in all microbiology laboratories for the routine detection of Bacterial Cytochrome Oxidase. The oxidase test is a simple differential test used in the initial identification of a number of bacteria. Traditional
Prolex™ Latex Agglutination Systems manufactured by Pro-Lab Diagnostics currently presents a range of rapid latex agglutination systems for Streptococci, Staphylococci, E.coli and Legionella. All kits are presented in our unique user friendly