Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
26 April 2005
OXOID EXTENDS RANGE OF RAPID IDENTIFICATION TESTS
The wide selection of identification tests available from Oxoid has been extended to include the rapid and convenient Remel RapID range. These easy to use test panels provide accurate and reliable identifications of a broad range of micro-organisms in just four hours – and in as little as two hours for selected organisms.
Each panel incorporates a carefully selected series of biochemical tests directed towards a particular group of organisms. Unlike some alternative methods, the RapID range is not dependent on the growth of the organisms but detects specific constitutive enzymes. As a result, every panel can be incubated aerobically, without the need for an oil overlay, saving on both time and materials. Furthermore, the novel inoculation method allows each test well to be inoculated simultaneously, simplifying the procedure and allowing further time savings.
The RapID range is complemented by the user-friendly, windows-based ERIC software ( Electronic Rap IDCompendium). This powerful package ranks organism identifications by probability. Greater than 95% probability is required for an identification, ensuring excellent accuracy and reliability, and accessory tests and methods are offered to resolve any identification overlaps.
Collectively, the extensive ERIC databases (one for each RapID panel) provide identifications for around 400 different micro-organisms. Identification reports can then be saved and printed, with reporting options that allow the user to track identification patterns and organism trends.
RapID panels are available for the identification of the following micro-organisms:
For a full list of organisms that can be detected using the RapID range and for further product information, please contact Val Kane, telephone +44 1256 841144, fax +44 1256 329728 or email email@example.com.