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HardyCHROM™ MRSA, chromogenic medium for the detection of Methicillin resistant Staph aureus, contact plate with friction lid, order by the pack of 10
MINIMUM ORDER: 10 packs

HardyCHROM™ MRSA, Contact Plate is a chromogenic medium recommended for use in the cultivation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from environmental surfaces to aid in the prevention and control of MRSA infections in health care settings. Each contact plate has a specified grid molded into the bottom of the plate for enumeration of microbial colonies growing on a variety of surfaces. HardyCHROM™ MRSA, Contact Plate is not intended to diagnose MRSA infection nor to guide or monitor therapy.

SUMMARY

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continues to be a major cause of nosocomial and life threatening infections. The prevalence of MRSA within hospital environments and community acquired (CA-MRSA) continue to increase. Infections with MRSA have been associated with high morbidity and mortality. Screening programs have been implemented in most health care settings to identify potential reservoirs so that necessary procedures can be implemented to prevent the spread of MRSA. HardyCHROM™ MRSA medium in a contact plate can assist epidemiologists and infection control personnel to monitor MRSA on environmental surfaces.

Various selective and differential media have been developed as an aid to the detection and identification of MRSA isolates and some media require incubation for up to 48 hours. HardyCHROM™ MRSA, Contact Plate can detect positive results in as little as 16 to 24 hours.

MRSA strains grown in the presence of chromogenic substrates produce deep pink to magenta colonies. The addition of specific inhibitory agents allow for the growth of MRSA strains while preventing growth of MSSA strains. Additional selective agents have been added to increase the sensitivity and specificity of the medium by inhibiting gram-negative organisms, yeast, and some gram-positive cocci. Bacteria other than MRSA may utilize additional chromogenic substrates present in the medium and produce blue or green colonies.

  • Read-out at 24 hours
  • Distinct color change read-out
  • Bright color development
  • Economical pricing - call for a price comparison!
  • Compatible with automation

  • See the Instructions For Use (IFU) below (under Technical Information) for the complete procedure with color photos.

  • Hardy Diagnostics was the first company to introduce chromogenic prepared media to the United States in 1996. You can expect Hardy Diagnostics to be the leading innovator in chromogenic detection methods.

  • We offer a handy bench-top flip chart to help you interpret the colors of all our chromogenic media. Please call us to receive your copy! (800) 266-2222.

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    Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
    P14 HardyCHROM MRSA, CP
    HDx,15x60mm Contct Plt R
    $61.78 USD PK10

    Manufacturer Category Organism
    Hardy Diagnostics: prepared media

    Media, Prepared

    Environmental Monitoring of Surfaces

    Staphylococcus aureus,Methicillin Resistant


    Instructions for Use Video SDS







    Brochures and Studies BioSafety Level






    N/A

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