Product Description

AMT-I-B-007 Enterococcus (7 ML)

AMT Rapid Bac EF Test is an Enterococcus selective broth has the same formula as Enterococcosel™ Agar with the agar omitted in a concentrated form. Water samples suspected of containing Enterococcus faecalis are inoculated into the ampoule, rehydrating the media and then incubated at 37°C 6-24 hours. Diagnostic reagents are preserved in a self-filling vacuum ampoule with extended shelf-life. Bacterial levels are represented as CFU/mL (colony formation unit per milliliter). Each box includes 30 stand-alone tests.

Methods

Enterococci is capable of hydrolyzing esculin to produce esculetin, which reacts with the ferric ammonium citrate to form a dark brown or black complex. Oxgall is added to inhibit gram-positive bacteria other than enterococci. Sodium azide is used to suppress the interference by gram-negative bacteria.