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Oxoid™ Microbact™ GNB Reagents and Accessories

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Industrial Microbiology

Simplify the detection of Gram-negative bacteria with convenient Thermo Scientific™ Oxoid™ Microbact™ GNB Reagents and Accessories.
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Gram-negative bacteria are of significant concern in both clinical infections and food contamination. Identification of the causative agent is crucial in the clinical setting to identify the cause of infection and to establish an appropriate treatment regime. In the food industry, biochemical identification can help to trace the source of contamination. With these GNB reagents and accessories, Enterobacteriaceae and common miscellaneous Gram-negative bacilli are quickly and accurately identified so that proper, fast treatment for the patient may follow.

  • Fast: More results available overnight
  • Simple: Simple test strip or microplate format
  • Easy to Read and Interpret: Results are clearly visible as distinct color reactions that can be interpreted using the Microbact Identification Package (MB1244A)
  • Comprehensive: Identifies >100 Gram-negative bacteria, more unusual Enterobacteriaceae and oxidase-positive, Gram-negative bacteria
  • Flexible: Use single strips or combine systems for more complex identifications. Ideal for use in clinical or food microbiology laboratories
  • Reliable: A comprehensive range of biochemical tests based on published reference methodologies1-4

Additional items required: Mineral Oil (MB1093A), Oxidase Strips (MB0266A), Microbact Software Program (MB1244A), Indole Reagent (MB0209A), VPI Reagent (MB0181A), VPII Reagent (MB0184A), TDA Reagent (MB0180A), NIT A Reagent (MB0186A), NIT B Reagent (MB0187A). The 6 reagents above are also available as Reagent Set D (MB1082A).

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1. Farmer, J.J. et al. (1985) J. Clin. Micro. 21(1): 46-76
2. Burke, V., Robinson, J., Atkinson, H.M. and Gracey, M. (Jan 1982) J. Clin. Micro. 48-52
3. Cowen, S.T. and Steel, K.J. (1977) Manual for the Identification of Medical Bacteria, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press.
4. Balows, A., Hausler, W.J., Herrmann, K.L., Isengerg, J.D. and Shadomy, H.J. (eds) (1991) Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 5th edition, American Society of Microbiology, Washington