Optochin Disks

suitable for microbiology

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Quality Level

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


microbe id | susceptibility testing: suitable
microbiology: suitable (microbial identification)

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Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages

storage temp.



Pneumococcus spp.
Streptococcus viridans

General description

The optochin test is a useful diagnostic aid for identification/differentiation of pneumococci and viridans streptococci. Optochin (ethyl hydrocuprein hydrochloride) is inhibitory for pneumococcal growth whereas other streptococci show good growth or a very small zone of inhibition. This test is performed for the diagnosis of pneumococcal infections.


Optochin Disks has been used to identify pneumococci.


Sterile filter paper discs (50pcs) impregnated with optochin

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Identification of Clinical Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates among other Alpha and Nonhemolytic Streptococci by Use of the Vitek MS Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization?Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry System
Damien Dubois
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(6), 1861-1867 (2013)
Biofilm Formation Enhances Fomite Survival of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes
Laura R. Marks
Infection and Immunity, 1141-1146 (2013)
For microbiologists the most fundamental stain was developed in 1884 by the Danish bacteriologist Hans Christian Gram.
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Streptococci- Overview of Detection, Identification, Differentiation and Cultivation Techniques
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