In the recent studies, an increased concentration of bacterial suspension was used, with altered zone sizes being assigned to resistant, intermediate and sensitive categories. The new scheme allows identification for 24 species or closely related groups.
A flow chart is also available allowing the scheme to be linked in with other simple tests (such as bile sensitivity, and urease) for the identification of further organisms such as Capnocytophaga and Bilophila. The flow chart can be downloaded from M W & E's website or click here for the full brochure on Microrings and Rapid Strip Tests.
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