· INDOXYLstrip is a test for the detection of the acetate esterase activity of microorganisms. The test is based on the reaction of free indoxyl groups with oxygen, which results in a colour change. Acetate esterase activity is present e.g. in Campylobacter spp., and in Branhamella catarrhalis. The test is suitable for screening examinations and for the suspect microbial colonies identification.
· Shelf life: 24 months.
· Microbiological diagnostic test for rapid identification of acetate esterase activity of Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, and other microorganisms.
Brief assay procedure:
1. After the 18-24 h growth, wipe several bacterial colonies from a Petri dish using the active paper zone of the diagnostic strip.
2. Read the result after 3- 5 min.
3. Evaluate results.