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The well-established method for manual microorganism identification to the species level, bioMérieux’s API identification products are test kits for identification of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria and yeast. The system offers a large and robust database now accessible through the Internet-based APIWEB™ service.

 

USES

API offers manual identification of microorganisms for:

  • Infectious disease diagnosis
  • Identification of important industrial microorganisms

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

API strips give accurate identifications based on extensive databases and are standardized, easy-to-use test systems. The kits include strips that contain up to 20 miniature biochemical tests. All are quick, safe and easy to perform.

Economical to run and user-friendly, API strips have a long shelf life, enabling every laboratory to keep the test kits on hand.

APIWEB is a software product containing all of the API databases for a reliable automated interpretation of API strip results – when used on any compatible PC workstation.

APIWEB is rapid and easy to use – key in the biochemical or numerical profile of the strip to obtain the organism identification. The software provides a detailed report that is displayed on the screen and can be printed.

API FEATURES & SPECS

For healthcare applications, API offers:

API Gram negative Identification

  • API 20E – 18-24 hour identification of Enterobacteriacae and other non-fastidious gram negative bacteria
  • API Rapid 20E – 4-hour identification of Enterobacteriaceae
  • API 20NE – 24 to 48-hour identification of Gram negative non-Enterobacteriaceae
  • API NH – 2-hour identification of Neisseria Haemophilus and Branhamella catarrhalis

API Gram positive Identification

  • API Staph – Overnight identification of clinical staphylococci and micrococci
  • RAPIDEC® Staph – 2-hour identification of the commonly occurring staphylococci
  • API 20 Strep – 4 or 24-hour identification of streptococci and enterococci
  • API Coryne – 24-hour identification of Corynebacteria and coryne-like organisms

API Anaerobe Identification

  • API 20A – 24-hour identification of anaerobes
  • Rapid ID 32A – 4-hour identification of anaerobes

API Yeast Identification

  • API 20C AUX – 48 to 72-hour identification of yeasts

Others

  • API 50 CH – Performance of carbohydrate metabolism tests
  • API ZYM – Semiquantitation of enzymatic activities

For product safety applications, API offers:

API Gram negative Identification

  • API 20E – Species/subspecies identification of Enterobacteriaceae and group/species identification of non-fermenting Gram negative bacteria
  • API Rapid 20E – 4-hour identification of Enterobacteriaceae
  • API 20NE – 24 to 48-hour identification of Gram negative non-Enterobacteriaceae
  • API Campy – 24-hour identification of Campylobacter species

API Gram positive Identification

  • API Staph – Overnight identification of clinical staphylococci and micrococci
  • API 20 Strep – 4 or 24-hour identification of streptococci and enterococci
  • API Coryne – 24-hour identification of Corynebacteria and coryne-like organisms
  • API Listeria – 24-hour identification of all Listeria species

API Anaerobe Identification

  • API 20A – 24-hour identification of anaerobes
  • Rapid ID 32 A – 4-hour identification of anaerobes

API Yeast Identification

  • API 20C AUX – 48 to 72-hour identification of yeasts
  • ID 32 C – 24-hour identification of yeasts

Others

  • API 50 CH – Performance of carbohydrate metabolism tests
  • API CHL Medium – Identification of Lactobacillus
  • API CHB Medium – Identification of Bacillus
  • API ZYM® – Semiquantification of enzymatic activities
  • API 20E Reagent QC Test – Performance of QC testing for ferric chloride, alpha-naphthol, sulfaninic acid, NN-Dimethyl-Alpha-Naphthylamine and Kovac's Reagent
  • McFarland Kit – Standards for McFarland 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

API USES

For Clinical Laboratory, Clinicians/Administrators, Blood Bank, Cosmetics/Personal Care, Agri/Food, and BioPharma:

  • Manual indentification of microorganisms

API REAGENTS

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