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Which Campylobacter species do your kits detect? 

Premier® CAMPY and ImmunoCard STAT!® CAMPY are both specific for Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli.

What kinds of broth media are acceptable for use with Premier® EHEC and ImmunoCard STAT!® EHEC?

GN broth and MacConkey broth are the only acceptable enrichment broths for these assays. Selenite broth does not support the growth of E. coli and is not recommended.

What kinds of transport media are acceptable for use with these Campylobacter tests?

Meridian Bioscience has tested a number of Cary-Blair-based media with these kits, including Meridian’s C&S and Enteric Plus media, and all perform as expected. It is essential that specimens in Cary-Blair-based transport medium be at a 1:4 dilution.

I’m interested in starting ImmunoCard STAT!® EHEC testing, but I’m concerned about incorporating the broth enrichment into our workflow. Our second and third shifts set up cultures, but they don’t run immunoassays. What can we do?

The broth enrichment should be incubated at 37°C for 16 to 24 hours. After that, we recommend removing the broth from the incubator and storing at 2° to 8°C if there is to be a delay prior to testing. Incubated broths can be stored refrigerated for up to 7 days, allowing you to batch specimens or otherwise incorporate them into your workflow.