Thermo Scientific™ Contrast™ MRSA Broth

Improve laboratory productivity by adding multiple clinical samples from one patient to one tube and achieve results within 18 to 24 hours for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Brand: Thermo Scientific™

Manufacturer Part Number: EB1225B

X100 Contrast MRSA broth 100 x 3mL

UNSPSC: 41106200

Code: 64

Additional Details:
Additional Details: Weight: 0.30000kg

Product Code. 12987078

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1 £120.97 / 300mL
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Description and Specification


Color Red, clear
Description Contrast MRSA Broth
Fill Volume 3mL
Fill Weight 3.0 - 3.3g
Format Universal
Manufacturing Origin United Kingdom
Packaging Cardboard container
Quantity 10/Pk.
Shelf Life 6 weeks
Storage Requirements 2-8°C
Type Broth

Simplicity and speed are important factors when screening for MRSA, as reliable results are necessary for an effective infection control process.

Contrast MRSA Broth contains the same antibiotic marker used in Brilliance™ MRSA Agar to select for MRSA strains. Other antibiotics and inhibitory agents are present to inhibit non-MRSA and Gram-negative organisms. The broth contains an indicator dye, phenol red, and two sugars (mannitol and trehalose) which are fermented by MRSA strains. This causes a decrease in the pH of the broth, resulting in a color change from red to orange/yellow, indicating a presumptive positive result. The improved broth contains a low level of nalidixic acid, which has activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The concentration is optimized for maximum activity against non-target organisms without compromising growth of methicillin-resistant S. aureus, including ciprofloxicin-sensitive strains. Contrast MRSA Broth can be inoculated from screening swabs taken from hospital patients or staff, according to local guidelines. Multiple swabs (maximum four) from the same patient can be pooled into a single broth.

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