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Kit Summary BioVision’s Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) kit, testing for Gram Negative Rods (GNR) is a broth microdilution assay that is simple yet sensitive for the quantification of any antimicrobial agent against a given bacterial isolate. The antibiotic efficacy is quantified using a Water Soluble Tetrazolium salt (WST) which changes color reflecting the viability of the bacteria as a response to antibiotic treatment. The test is performed in a microplate with bacteria-inoculated-Luria Bertani (LB) broth and serial dilutions of antimicrobial agents can be added. Our kit includes four antibiotics often prescribed for infections caused by gram negative rods. They are: Ampicillin Sodium, Chloramphenicol, Enrofloxacin, and Gentamicin Sulfate. Vancomycin Hydrochloride, an antibiotic effective in the treatment of gram positive cocci, is included as a negative control. The Antibiotic Susceptibility Limits of these antibiotics have been evaluated and correlated with published standards (Andrews, 2001) for Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations.
Detection Method Absorbance, OD 460 nm
Species Reactivity Gram Negative Rods, E. coli or other gram negative bacteria
Applications • Quick counting and Time-Course assay protocols

• Determination of antibiotic susceptibility, MIC, resistance and viability in E. coli or other gram negative bacteria.

Features & Benefits • Broth Microdilution Assay

• Quantification of any antimicrobial agent against a given bacterial isolate

• Sensitive

• Simple

Kit Components • Vancomycin Hydrochloride (50 mg/ml)

• Gentimicin Sulfate (50 mg/ml)

• Chloramphenicol (34 mg/ml)

• AB Buffer

• Ampicillin Sodium (100 mg/ml)

• WST Reagent

• Enrofloxacin (3.7 mg/ml)

• Electrocoupling Solution (ECS)

Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.

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