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Staphylase™ Test

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Clinical Microbiology
Rapidly confirm the identity of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from culture plates by red blood cell agglutination using Thermo Scientific™ Staphylase™ Test.

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Description

Use this rapid agglutination test for the identification of Staphylococcus aureus by detection of clumping factor. Clumping factor is detected through agglutination of fibrinogen-sensitized sheep red blood cells. The specificity of the reaction is ensured by a simultaneous test with a control reagent (unsensitized sheep red blood cells) when no clumping reaction should be observed. A positive result is obtained if clumping of the test cell suspensions occurs during mixing. This indicates the presence of Staphylococcus aureus.

Included in the kit is a test reagent consisting of rabbit fibrogen-sensitized sheep red blood cells, control reagent consisting of unsensitized sheep red blood cells, and disposable reaction cards.

Each kit contains sufficient reagent for 100 tests.

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