BioMérieux's API identification products are test kits for the identification of Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, and yeast.
Enteric gram-negative rod, produces red-pigmented colonies. It causes hospital-acquired pneumonia, UTI and sepsis.
Yersinia pestis is a short gram-negative rod, responsible for deadly zoonotic disease, plague.
This gram-negative capsulated rod-shaped bacteria causes hospital acquired pnuemonia, UTI and blood stream infection.
Known for its swarming motility, Proteus is a gram negative rod of Enterobacteriaceae family and causing urinary tract infections.
Certain bacteria ferment glucose to produce stronger acids that take the media pH below 4.4 in which Methyl Red indicator turns red.
Catalase test is used to distinguish among Gram-positive cocci. Staphylococci are catalase-positive but Streptococci are catalase-negative.
Enterobacteriaceae is a family of gram-negative rods which are catalase positive and oxidase negative.
IMViC is an acronym that stands for four different tests; indole test, methyl red test, Voges-Proskauer test, and citrate utilization test.
Escherichia coli produces the enzyme beta-D-glucuronidase, which hydrolyzes a substrate giving blue fluorescence.
TSI test determines whether a gram-negative rod utilizes glucose, and lactose or sucrose fermentatively and forms hydrogen sulfide.
The causative agent of Bacillary dysentery, Shigella is a member of family Enterobacteriaceae. It is non-motile, non-lactose fermenter.
Citrate test determines the ability of an organism to utilize sodium citrate as source source of carbon.
Catalase test, oxidase test, MUG test, optochin sensitivity test, bacitracin sensitivity test, coagulase test, etc are some of the common biochemical tests.
Normal flora of GI tract, E.coli is a major cause of urinary tract infections. It is lactose fermenting, gram negative bacilli.