All Photos(3)




Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs

500-50000 CFU, suitable for microbiology, certified reference material, Manufactured by: Sigma-Aldrich Production GmbH, Switzerland

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

Microbiological standards, Certified reference material, Enterococcus NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs


certified reference material

Quality Level


ISO 17034
ISO/IEC 17025


disc (hydrosoluble)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


package of 10 discs


Manufactured by: Sigma-Aldrich Production GmbH, Switzerland


food and beverages


storage temp.



Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus spp.

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

Related Categories

General description

Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs are Certified Microorganisms Standards (Certified Microbiological Reference Materials), which can be used as quantitative and qualitative control organisms. They contain colony-forming units (CFUs) in the range of 500-50000 CFU per disc.

The technology allows long-term conservation and renders the organisms resistant to temperature changes. They are intended to be used as daily internal quality control organisms.

These microorganisms are certified according to ISO/IEC 17025 and produced under reproducible conditions compliant with ISO 17034 using authenticated strains from NCTC. These ready-to-use microbiological controls minimize the need for maintaining control strains in the test laboratory and guarantee the use of an authenticated control culture for every quality control test.

Lenticule® discs are prepared from a traceable culture obtained freeze-dried from the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) or National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF) and are manufactured by Sigma-Aldrich under license from UK Health Security Agency.


Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs are used as reference strains in routine quality control for food, beverage, water, and environmental testing. Additionally, they are excellent for use in method development and validations, as starter cultures, and for use in research studies and educational purposes.

Features and Benefits

  • Ready-to-use at convenient CFU ranges
  • No dilution required
  • Quick rehydration in 10 minutes
  • At least 16 months of shelf life in a standard -20 °C freezer
  • Complete with a comprehensive certificate of analysis
  • No maintenance of stock cultures
  • No recovery time or pre-enrichment step is necessary
  • Robust, efficient, and reliable
  • Easy-to-use
  • Cost-effective

Other Notes

Strain origin: NCTC 3191

Other cell culture collections:

  • DSM 20478
  • ATCC® 19433
  • CECT 481
Click here to access BacDive database for more info on metabolism, genome, growth media and more
Strain History - Accessioned into the NCTC in 1920 < Dr C. L. Hannay (National Institute for Research in Dairying, Shinfield, UK). Isolation substrate unknown, geographic orgin unknown, before 1921.

Legal Information

ATCC is a registered trademark of American Type Culture Collection
Lenticule is a registered trademark of The Secretary of State for Health (United Kingdom)

Storage Class Code

6.2 - Infectious substances



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).


Product Number
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:





enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service