Chromogenic Plates

Spectra™ UTI/Sheep Blood Biplate Thermo Scientific™

Thermo Scientific™ Remel Spectra UTI/Sheep Blood is a chromogenic medium for isolation, differentiation and presumptive identification of pathogenic microorganisms associated with urinary tract infections.

Brilliance™ CampyCount Agar Thermo Scientific™

Accurately, specifically and easily enumerate Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli from poultry and related samples using Thermo Scientific™ Brilliance™ CampyCount Agar. The transparent medium, on which Campylobacter produce distinct dark red colonies, makes identification and enumeration significantly easier than on traditional charcoal or blood-containing agar. The transparency of the medium also allows enumeration using plate readers for even greater efficiency.

Spectra™ VRE Medium Thermo Scientific™

Improve the prevention and control of VRE in healthcare settings by rapidly and reliably isolating and presumptively identifying vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) within 24 hours, direct from sample, using Thermo Scientific™ Spectra™ VRE. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis are differentiated through the utilization of two separate chromogens. Interpretation is aided through the inclusion of a semi-opaque background, providing a distinct visual contrast against light blue and indigo colonies.

Spectra™ MRSA Medium Thermo Scientific™

Obtain faster results with no need for reincubation of negatives with Thermo Scientific™ Spectra™ MRSA, a new, improved chromogenic screening plate for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The medium combines excellent sensitivity with the simplicity of a chromogenic plate to create an invaluable tool in the implementation of infection control policies and procedures.

Spectra™ UTI Medium Thermo Scientific™

Isolate, enumerate and presumptively identify common organisms associated with urinary tract infections within 16 to 24 hours using Thermo Scientific™ Spectra™ UTI. Organisms are differentiated through the utilization of one or more chromogens and/or Tryptophan. Interpretation is aided by the inclusion of an opaque background, providing a distinct contrast against the seven diagnostic colors of colony growth.

Spectra™ ESBL Medium Thermo Scientific™

Rapidly isolate and presumptively identify Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae whilst selectively inhibiting non-ESBL Enterobacteriaceae, and some AmpC organisms and other non-ESBL flora, with Thermo ScientificTM SpectraTM ESBL Medium. The FDA-cleared chromogenic medium facilitates earlier intervention through enabling positive screen results in 18 to 24 hours directly from perirectal swabs or fresh stool specimens. The medium reduces the amount of confirmatory work-up and the costs incurred due to unnecessary isolation and additional testing.