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Vision Salmonella Slide Agglutination Sera - "The Bakers Dozen"

In today's busy routine microbiology laboratory, consolidation of testing services is increasingly widespread. A common issue is multiple laboratories conducting testing, that may require repeat testing at a reference site for confirmation,
Posted: 2006-09-19 C

Inoculating Loops - from Burri to In-Vitro Medical Device

The use of wire inoculating loops and needles for picking and transferring bacterial or fungal colonies goes back to the earliest days of bacteriology. However, we have the dairy world to thank for the use of wire loops as measuring devices because
Posted: 2006-04-18 C F P V W

Comparison of Two Extraction Methods for Group D VRE

Comparison of two extraction methods for the Group D antigen of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci by Sharon McIntyre and Steve Davies Microbiology Department, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield,
Posted: 2005-12-21 C

Polystainer - Automated Staining Now With Extended Range of Microbiology Stains

The extensive range of Microbiology Stains from Pro-lab Diagnostics available in concentrated and ready to use format in 100ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre and 2 litre formats, has been extended. Now available are convenient staining kits for Grams,
Posted: 2005-11-24 C

From Pro-Lab Diagnostics Pro-Cult® 'First Generation' Cultures - Quality Guaranteed

Pro-Cult® discs are designed to provide microbiologists with a simple, reliable, and high quality guaranteed first generation source of bacterial cultures that can be adapted for use in virtually any microbiological test method. Each Pro-Cult
Posted: 2005-09-06 C

Testing Times for Legionella - Rapid, Accurate and Specific Identification

The Prolex L. pneumophila serogroup 1 latex agglutination kit, utilizes monoclonal antibody coated latex particles which offers the highest sensitivity and specificity for the identification of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, directly from
Posted: 2005-06-13 C

Automated Staining - A future for consistency and quality

Pro-Lab Diagnostics is recognised for their extensive range of concentrated and ready to use stains for Microbiology, manufactured in our own purpose designed facilities to the highest possible standards in accordance with all required regulatory
Posted: 2005-05-04 C

Testing Times for E.coli O157:H7

The Prolex™ E.coli O157 Latex Test Reagent Kit offers a rapid agglutination test kit for the presumptive identification of E.coli serogroup O157. Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 is a verotoxin producing (VT-producing) pathogen reported as an
Posted: 2005-03-28 C

Development of an Internal QA Scheme Using Microbank Beads

One definition of quality is meeting the pre-determined requirements of users of a product or service. An effective quality management system (QMS) determines the needs and expectations of users and determines the processes, responsibilities, and
Posted: 2005-03-14 C

Instant Strep Grouping at Room Temperature, Including Group D

Prolex® "New" and "Blue", developed by Pro-Lab Diagnostics, offers a breakthrough in routine streptococcal grouping. Results can now be obtained instantly at room temperature for all six clinically significant Lancefield group streptococci
Posted: 2004-02-26 C

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