Rapid diagnostic test for penicillin resistant bacteria.
Rapidly detects the presence of β-lactamase enzymes produced by strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Branhamella catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae. These enzymes grant resistance to a number of penicillin antibiotics by attacking the common β-lactam ring structure in these drugs, and thus inactivating them. This reaction provides the basis for Beta Strips. Each Beta Strip is impregnated with benzylpenicillin and the pH indicator, bromocresol purple.
- Rapid test
- Result within 5 minutes
- 12 month shelf life
- CE-marked and conforms to: European In Vitro Devices Directive, In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive (98/79/EC), 1998, Official Journal of European Communities, L331/1