Chromatic VRE

Chromogenic medium for screening vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

Chromatic VRE contains a mixture of antibiotics including vancomycin for screening Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and provides presumptive identification of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis directly from clinical specimens.

VRE have recently been recognized as one of the most severe cause of nosocomial infections.

An intrinsic resistance (vanC, vanD, vanE, vanF etc) is found in E. gallinarum and E. casseliflavus/E. flavescens and shows low resistance to vancomycin. Instead, an acquired resistance of vancomycin in enterococci (vanA & vanB types) is mostly detected in E. faecium and E. faecalis.

The prompt detection of Vancomycin-resistance of E. faecium and E. faecalis is basic for avoiding the spread of this resistance to more virulent such as S. aureus.

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20 plates/pack
Catalog ref. 11621
2-8°C storage temperature
3 months shelf life

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