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RapID™ ANA II System

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Identify over 90 medically important anaerobes in just four hours using the Thermo Scientific™ RapID™ ANA II System, an identification system based on enzyme technology.
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The RapID ANA II System is a qualitative micromethod employing conventional and chromogenic substrates for the identification of medically important anaerobic bacteria isolated from human clinical specimens.
  • One-step inoculation—decreased prep time for increased productivity.
  • Manual microbial identification made easy—no oil, no pipetting, no 24-hr incubation
  • Four-hour incubation*—quicker time-to-result for a faster response
  • Common procedure—lessened materials usage saves time and money
  • Visible color reactions—reduced subjectivity decreases repeat testing
  • Better reporting—more coverage, advanced updates
*Two-hour incubation for RapID SS/u.

A clear plastic tray contains reagent impregnated wells, allowing simultaneous inoculation of each cavity with a predetermined volume of inoculum. A suspension of test organism in RapID Inoculation Fluid is used as the inoculum which rehydrates and initiates test reactions.

After incubation, each cavity is examined for reactivity by noting the development of a color. In some cases, reagents must be added to the cavities to provide a color change. The resulting pattern of positive and negative scores is used as the basis for identification of the test isolate by comparison of test results to reactivity patterns stored in a database, or through the use of a computer-generated Code Compendium (ERIC).

RapID Spot Indole, Part No. R8309002, and RapID Inoculation Fluid, Part No. R8325102

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