Bacteriology

Our Bacteriology range relies on multiple techniques: agglutination tests, specific culture media, but also trays for identification of germs or antimicrobial susceptibility testing. ELITechGroup is the world leader in urogenital mycoplasmas diagnosis. Discover our complete offer enabling culture on agar plates, serological diagnosis, numeration, identification and determination of resistance profiles to antibiotics.   Our Microbiology range also features products in other areas: Serological diagnosis of streptococcus A, the rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus, the antimicrobial susceptibility testing of enterobacteriaceae in urinary tract infections, and the rapid detection of resistance to polymyxins.

Products

Rapid Polymyxin™ NP

Rapid  Detection of Resistance to Polymyxins

The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been designed for the detection of Enterobacteriaceae susceptibility and resistance to polymyxins (Colistin, and polymyxin B) from colonies grown on agar plates or directly from positive blood cultures. It comes with such direct advantages:

  • Fast results in a 2-3 hours from any enterobacterial species
  • Reliable approach, regardless of the molecular mechanism of resistance (MCR1 and others)
  • Easy to perform, highly specific and sensitive
  • Excellent correlation with the reference broth microdilution method in 24h

Catalogue Number(s)

Ref. 23000
Product Description: Rapid Polymyxin NP
Number of Tests: 10 tests

 

Rapid Polymyxin™ Pseudomonas

Rapid Detection of Resistance to Polymyxins

The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been designed for the detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa susceptibility and resistance to polymyxins (Colistin, and polymyxin B).

  • Fast results in 3-4 hours
  • Reliable approach, regardless of the molecular mechanism of resistance (MCR1 and others)
  • Easy to perform, highly specific and sensitive
  • Excellent correlation with the reference broth microdilution method in 24h

 

Catalogue Number(s)

Ref. 23001
Product Description: Rapid Polymyxin PSEUDOMONAS
Number of Tests: 10 tests

Rapid Polymyxin™ Acinetobacter

Rapid Detection of Resistance to Polymyxins

The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been designed for the detection of Acinetobacter baumannii susceptibility and resistance to polymyxins (Colistin, and polymyxin B) from colonies grown on agar plates. It comes with such direct advantages:

  • Fast results in 3-4 hours
  • Reliable approach, regardless of the molecular mechanism of resistance (MCR1 and others)
  • Easy to perform, highly specific and sensitive
  • Excellent correlation with the reference broth microdilution method in 24h

Catalogue Number(s)

23002
Product Description: Rapid Polymyxin Acinetobacter
Number of Tests: 10 tests

 

Superpolymyxin™

Culture medium for the detection and isolation of Polymyxin-resistant bacteria strains

The SuperPolymyxin™ is a new selective culture medium for the early detection and isolation of Gram-negative bacteria with a reduced susceptibility to polymyxins. It was specially formulated to avoid swarming of Proteus spp. and to prevent contamination by Gram-positive bacteria and Fungi. The SuperPolymyxin will open new perspectives compared to the existing culture media containing high concentrations of colistin and which are known for screening intrinsic PR bacterial species (such as Serratia marcescens and Burkholderia cepacia) but are not adapted for screening isolates with acquired PR that may be of a low level.

  • Screening medium aimed to detect any Polymyxin-Resistant bacteria regardless of its resistance mechanism and of its level
  • Specially formulated to avoid swarming of Proteus spp. (naturally resistant) and to prevent contamination by Gram-positive bacteria and fungi
  • Critical in human medicine for detecting carriers and containing outbreaks due to resistant isolates
  • Useful in veterinary medicine for surveillance surveys
  • Easy to perform and highly sensitive

Catalogue Number(s)

Ref. 23005
Product Description: SUPERPOLYMYXIN
Number of Tests: TBD

MYCOFAST® RevolutioN

Detection, enumeration, identification and complete antimicrobial susceptibility testing of urogenital mycoplasma: DIRECT METHOD

The MYCOFAST® RevolutioN is an accurate, cost-effective, easy-to-use colorimetric assay designed for the detection, enumeration, identification and antibiotic susceptibility determination of Ureaplasma urealyticum (U.u.) and Mycoplasma hominis (M.h.) from urogenital specimens.

The MYCOFAST® RevolutioN enables labs to determine susceptibility to a panel of new antibiotics, helping physicians comply with the latest therapeutic guidelines from CLSI (Clinical Laboratories Standards Institute). The addition of the MYCOFAST® RevolutioN expands ELITech’s family of mycoplasma test solutions, offering the most extensive antibiotic susceptibility determination at key clinical end-points.

  • All-in-one test
  • Antibiotics FULLY compliant with new worldwide recommendations
  • Fast results for clinicians, available within 24 hours
  • Visual colorimetric method, without expert interpretation
  • Specimen preserved up to 72 hours before analysis
  • Ready to use reagents, “all-liquid method”
  • New closing system for secure operation
  • Results in accordance with pathological ratios

Featuring ready-to-use reagents and an “all liquid” method, MYCOFAST® RevolutioN identifies the growth of U.u. and M.h. after 24 hours of incubation. Our exclusive growth activator, the M.h. Supplement, guarantees fast and accurate results.
Moreover, MYCOFAST® RevolutioN enables the enumeration of U.u.  > 103 UCC/mL which is compliant with pathological thresholds recognized for sperm and urine samples.

Finally, the new UMMt RevolutioN transport medium enables optimized sample management by preserving specimen integrity up to 72 hours.

Catalogue Number(s)

00060
Product Description: MYCOFAST® RevolutioN
Number of Tests: 25 tests

00061
Product Description: UMMT RevolutioN
Number of Tests: 50 additional transport media

00062
Product Description: 00062 COMPLEMENT MYCOFAST® RevolutioN
Number of Tests: 25 additional test trays

00064
Product Description: Mycoplasma Stabilizer
Number of Tests: 2 x 5 mL (2 x 50 specimens)

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MYCOFAST® Screening RevolutioN – Complement MYCOFAST® RevolutioN

Detection, enumeration, identification and complete antimicrobial susceptibility testing of urogenital mycoplasma: SCREENING METHOD

The MYCOFAST® Screening RevolutioN kit and its Complement MYCOFAST® RevolutioN enable a complete diagnosis in 2 steps for urogenital mycoplasma diagnosis in various clinical specimens. It’s an accurate, cost-effective, easy-to-use colorimetric assay designed for the detection, enumeration, identification and antibiotic susceptibility determination of Ureaplasma urealyticum (U.u.) and Mycoplasma hominis (M.h.) from urogenital specimens.

The MYCOFAST® Screening approach provides the same results than with the direct method (MYCOFAST® RevolutioN) but in an additional 24/48 hours. It can be chosen for economic reasons sometimes, or to reduce operation time on negative specimens.

The screening step (MYCOFAST® Screening RevolutioN) allows the detection and differentiation of U.u. and M.h. after 24/48 hours of incubation. In case of a positive result, the second step (Complement MYCOFAST® RevolutioN) will provide further information.

  • Complete diagnosis in a two-phase approach
  • Antibiotics FULLY compliant with new worldwide recommendations
  • Cost-effective screening in 24 hours
  • Visual colorimetric method, without expert interpretation
  • Specimen preserved up to 72 hours before analysis
  • Ready to use reagents, “all-liquid method”
  • New closing system for secure operation
  • Results in accordance with pathological ratios

Featuring ready-to-use reagents and an “all liquid” method, MYCOFAST® Screening RevolutioN and its Complement MYCOFAST® RevolutioN offer a complete diagnosis of U.u. and M.h. in a flexible 2-steps approach.

Our exclusive growth activator, the M.h. Supplement, guarantees fast and accurate results.
Moreover, the kit enables enumeration of U.u. > 103 UCC/mL which is compliant with pathological thresholds recognized for sperm and urine samples.

Finally, the new UMMt transport medium enables optimized sample management by preserving specimen integrity up to 72 hours.

Catalogue Number(s)

00063
Product Description: MYCOFAST® Screening RevolutioN
Number of Tests: 50 tests (10 trays of 5 x 2 wells) (Detection and differentiation of U.u/M.h

00062
Product Description: Complement MYCOFAST® RevolutioN
Number of Tests: 25 tests (25 trays) (Enumeration/Identification/Antimicrobial susceptibility testing)

00061
Product Description: UMMT RevolutioN
Number of Tests: 50 vials (Transport and inoculation medium)

000064*
Product Description: Mycoplasma Stabilizer
Number of Tests: 2 x 5 mL (2 x 50 specimens)

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A7 Agar

Agar plates for specific culture, enumeration and morphological identification of urogenital mycoplasma.

The A7 Agar enables the culture, semi-quantitative enumeration and the morphological identification (solid method) of Ureaplasma urealyticum (U.u.) and Mycoplasma hominis (M.h.) from endocervical, urethral, urinary and sperm samples, as well as gastric secretions and other samples likely to contain urogenital mycoplasma infection.

Catalogue Number(s)

00090
Product Description: A7 Agar
Number of Tests: 8

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ASO-BAR

Titration test of anti-streptolysin O antibodies (ASLO) for the serodiagnosis of group A streptococcus.
The ASO-BAR kit used in association with the COMPLEMENT ASO-BAR kit enables the semi-quantitative detection of anti-streptolysin O antibodies (ASO) from human serum.

The quantitative determination of anti-streptolysin O antibodies in patient serum, allows the confirmation of an active or recent streptococcal A infection. The ASO-BAR test is important in the management of patients with acute articular rheumatism characterized by elevated ASO levels.

  • Convenient: only one incubation step (20 min at 37°C), no instrument required
  • Cost-effective, routine laboratory test
  • High sensitivity and specificity
  • Simple colorimetric reaction, without expert interpretation

Finally, our kit meets all safety requirements with 2 positive/negative controls and a new Control serum standard at 600U/mL.

Catalogue Number(s)

04125
Product Description: ASO-BAR
Number of Tests: 12

04905
Product Description: COMPLEMENT ASO-BAR
Number of Tests: 16

DOR-BAR

Titration test of anti-streptodornase B antibodies (ASDOR) for the serodiagnosis of group A streptococcus.

The DOR-BAR kit enables the semi-quantitative detection of anti-streptodornase B antibodies (ASDOR) from human serum after an incubation of 4 hours.

The quantitative determination of anti-streptodornase B antibodies in patient serum allows the confirmation of an active or recent streptococcal A infection.

  • Convenient: only one incubation step (4 hours at 37°C), no instrument required
  • Individual reagents: 1 single tray and 1 single DNA substrate per test
  • Cost-effective, routine laboratory test
  • High sensitivity and specificity
  • Simple colorimetric reaction, without expert interpretation

The DOR-BAR test is a test based upon the neutralization of the streptodornase B depolymerisation activity by antibodies present in the test serum.

Catalogue Number(s)

04135
Product Description: DOR-BAR
Number of Tests: 12

ELITex Staph

Latex slide agglutination test for the rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus.

ELITex Staph is a slide agglutination test for the rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA included) from primary culture plates.

  • MRSA and MSSA identification
  • Cost-effective, routine laboratory test
  • Easy and ready-to-use
  • High sensitivity and specificity
  • Fast results for clinicians (<1min)
  • Simple visual reading, without expert interpretation

The ELITex Staph assay is important in the management of patients with septicemia and nosocomial infections.

Catalogue Number(s)

22711
Product Description: ELITex Staph
Number of Tests: 60 tests

22712
Product Description: ELITex Staph
Number of Tests: 160 tests