Enterococci Results in 24 Hours
Enterolert® detects and quantifies enterococci in just 24 hours.
Getting accurate results overnight lets you:
Enterolert is an official ASTM Method (#D6503-99).
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Enterolert® is easy to use, rapid and accurate
- No media preparation
- No autoclaving
- No colony counting
- No glassware cleaning
- Under one minute hands-on time
- Results in 24 hours rather than 48 to 72 hours
- Sensitive to 1 enterococci/100 mL
- Enumerates up to 2,419 enterococci per 100 mL without dilutions (with Quanti-Tray®/2000)
- Less subjective interpretation
- 50% fewer false positives and 95% fewer false negatives than the standard membrane filtration (MF) method1
- 75% lower equipment cost than membrane filtration
- Up to 12-month shelf life minimizes waste
- 24-hour test saves incubator space
Scientific Basis: How Enterolert® Works
Enterolert uses a Defined Substrate Technology® (DST®) nutrient-indicator to detect enterococci. This nutrient-indicator fluoresces when metabolised by enterococci. DST improves accuracy and avoids the need for hazardous sodium azide suppressants used in traditional media.
Enterolert Questions and Answers
Some species of enterococci that Enterolert detects are: faecalis, faecium, avium, gallinarum, casseliflavis, and durans.
Enterolert detects enterococci at 1 organism/100 mL.
Enterolert shelf life is up to 12 months from the date of manufacture.
2–30°C away from light.
The Enterolert reagent powder should be tan in color and free-flowing. Any concerns about the color or integrity of the powder should be directed to IDEXX Technical Service.
Check with your local, state and/or federal authorities for proper disposal of bacteriological biohazard materials at your facility.