Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
08 November 2006
Rapid Identification of Salmonella and other Food-borne Micro-organisms
The Remel range of ready-to-use Agglutinating Sera for the presumptive identification of cultured bacteria is now available from Oxoid Limited. These simple tests rapidly detect specific bacterial antigens for the identification, grouping and/or typing of Salmonella and other food-borne micro-organisms.
The range includes a comprehensive selection of Salmonella anti-sera, based on the highly regarded Kauffmann White scheme. This incorporates agglutinating sera for the identification of flagellar H antigens and somatic O antigens of Salmonella (groups A-S), allowing the fast, accurate and reliable identification of Salmonella strains. The use of agglutinating sera in the confirmation of Salmonella in foods is described in a number of recommended laboratory methods. The range also includes a basic E. coli serotyping set and agglutinating sera for the identification of Vibrio cholerae (polyvalent, Inaba and Ogawa), Brucella and Shigella species.
The tests can be performed within 2 minutes on glass slides or, if preferred, in tubes. Their ease of use and speed make them ideal for screening purposes, to augment standard culture and biochemical procedures, or to provide valuable information that can be used in the investigation of outbreaks.
A datasheet on these products is now available, to obtain a copy please contact Oxoid on +44 (0) 1256 841144, email firstname.lastname@example.org.