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Microgen Simplifies Identification/Confirmation of Campylobacter spp.

The time consuming and laborious task of confirming suspect Campylobacter colonies from solid culture media has been simplified by Microgen Bioproducts with the Microgen Campylobacter rapid latex agglutination test for the identification/confirmation of thermophilic Campylobacter species.

The conventional identification of Campylobacter spp. requires the performance of a minimum of Gram-stain, oxidase test, motility, and hippurate test. These can all be replaced by the Microgen Campylobacter latex agglutination which can be performed directly on a suspect colony isolated on all Campylobacter selective agars to produce a result within 2 minutes. Microgen Campylobacter (M46) detects all common thermophilic species including; C. jejuni, C. coli, C. jejuni subsp doylei, C. upsaliensis and C. laridis.

The superiority of the Microgen Campylobacter Latex test has been confirmed in independent evaluations (Evaluation of Three Commercial Latex Agglutination Tests for the Identification of Campylobacter spp. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2008, 46: 3546-3547). This study concluded that 'Microgen Campylobacter (M46) test to be the most appropriate for the testing of any Campylobacter isolates collected from human and food samples.' The results of this study highlight the Microgen Campylobacter test to be the most rapid, sensitive, specific and cost-effective test for Campylobacter from clinical and food samples on the market today.

The Microgen Campylobacter Rapid Test is part of a range of rapid latex agglutination tests that includes:

  • C. difficile
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus
  • E. coli 0157
  • Legionella
  • Streptococcus
  • Listeria

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    Posted on May 11, 2010