With Slidex® reagents, bioMérieux offers a range of rapid bacterial identification tests. The kits utilize latex particles coated with antibodies. The antigens in question bond to these antibodies causing visible agglutination in as little as 30 seconds or up to a few minutes.
- Healthcare: dentification of staphylococci and streptococci
- Product Safety: Confirmation of Legionella in water
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Features and Benefits
The speed with which bacteria are identified is important for medical diagnostics, as well as the quick implementation of the appropriate therapeutic strategy. For certain highly contagious infections, it can also increase the speed with which infection control measures can be taken to limit the spread of the infectious agent.
Slidex® identification tests, which are based on the principle of an immunological reaction (antigen - antibody reaction), respond to this need for speed. They can be used to identify bacteria within a few seconds or a few minutes after the microorganism has been isolated in culture.
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