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1st August 2016  Content supplied by: TCS Biosciences

EUCAST Recommended Strains for Routine and Extended Internal QC

The Selectrol® range from TCS Biosciences Ltd now includes all QC strains required to meet routine and extended internal quality control as recommended by EUCAST*.

Selectrol discs are freeze-dried for easy storage and, when reconstituted, will provide cultures with characteristic reactions. The discs are also water soluble and can, therefore, be inoculated directly onto solid or into liquid culture media. The vials are sealed under vacuum, and contain self-indicating silica gel providing visible indication that the discs remain moisture-free.

EUCAST Recommended Strains

MM02 - Escherichia coli NCTC 12241 / ATCC® 25922

MM24 - Escherichia coli NCTC 11954 / ATCC® 35218

MM10 - Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC 12903 / ATCC® 27853

MM14 - Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 12973 / ATCC® 29213

MM18 - Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 12697 / ATCC® 29212

MM95 - Streptococcus pneumoniae NCTC 12977 /ATCC® 49619

MM37 - Haemophilus influenzae NCTC 12975 / ATCC® 49766

MM36 - Campylobacter jejuni NCTC 11351 / ATCC®33560

MM83 - Klebsiella pneumoniae NCTC 13368 / ATCC® 700603

MM64 - Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) NCTC 12493

MM52 - Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 13379 / ATCC® 51299

MM81 - Haemophilus influenzae NCTC 12699 / ATCC® 49247

Manufactured under licence from Public Health England, Selectrol® discs are prepared exclusively from NCTC® (National Collection of Type Cultures) and NCPF® (National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi) and are guaranteed first generation derivatives from the source strain.


* The European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. Breakpoint tables for interpretation of MICs and zone diameters. Version 6.0, 2016.

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Date Published: 1st August 2016

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