API®

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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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