Quality control strains
Antimicrobial Resistance

Quality Control Strains (standard strains) and their Uses

Quality control strains (standard strains) are well-characterized microorganisms with defined susceptibility or resistance profiles to the antimicrobial agent(s) tested. They are routinely used to standardize the antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) methodologies and to check the […]

Biochemical Tests

Nitrocefin test: Principle, Procedure, Uses

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021The nitrocefin biochemical test is a sensitive technique for detecting beta-lactamase-producing strains of N. gonorrhoeae, H. influenzae, Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, and Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis. Nitrocefin is the only reliable test […]