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Optochin Disks

for microbiology

  •  NACRES NA.85

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Related Categories Diagnostics, Discs, Strips and Cards, Identification Tests & Reagents, Microbiology
Quality Level   100
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   microbiology: suitable (microbial identification)
Featured Industry   Clinical Testing
Food and Beverages
storage temp.   2-8°C
suitability   Pneumococcus spp.
  Streptococcus spp.

Description

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.

Application

Optochin Disks has been used to identify pneumococci.

Packaging

Sterile filter paper discs (50pcs) impregnated with optochin

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Identification of Microorganisms Based on Color

For microbiologists the most fundamental stain was developed in 1884 by the Danish bacteriologist Hans Christian Gram. The Gram Stain allows the determination of morphology, dividing bacteria into tw...
Jvo Siegrist
Microbiology Focus Edition 1.4, Product Manager Microbiology.... ivo.siegrist@sial.com
Keywords: Antibiotics, Enzyme activity, Fermentation, Gram stain, Help, Indicators, Reductions

Microbiology Introduction

An initial aim of all microbiologists is the reproducible growth of their microbial cultures, no matter whether the microorganisms are of natural origin or have been genetically engineered by man. Re...
Keywords: Absorption, Aerobic, Anaerobic, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Buffers, Culture media, Diffusion, Environmental, Filtration, Genetic, Growth factors, Metabolism, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Reductions, Respiration, Sample preparations, Vitamins

Streptococci- Overview of Detection, Identification, Differentiation and Cultivation Techniques

Streptococci are non-motile, microaerophilic, Grampositive spherical bacteria (cocci). They often occur as chains or pairs and are facultative or strict anaerobes. Streptococci give a negative catala...
By Jvo Siegrist, Product Manager Microbiology, ivo.siegrist@sial.com
AnalytiX Volume 7 Article 3
Keywords: Cell division, Diagnostic, Phosphorylations

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