The Enterolert-E Test uses IDEXX's proprietary Defined Substrate Technology (DST) nutrient indicator to detect enterococci. This nutrient indicator fluoresces when metabolized by enterococci. DST improves accuracy and avoids the need for hazardous sodium azide suppressants used in traditional media.
Add reagent to sample.
Seal using Quanti-Tray Sealer and incubate for 24 hours at 41°C ± 0.5°C.
Count fluorescent wells and refer to the most probable number (MPN) table.
How can I use the Enterolert-E Test?
The Enterolert-E Test was developed for use in Europe. It correlates with the EU Bathing Water Directive standard method, ISO 7899-1.
What species of enterococci can the Enterolert-E Test detect?
Some species of enterococci that the Enterolert-E Test detects are: faecalis, faecium, avium, gallinarum, casseliflavis, and durans.
What is the detection limit of the Enterolert-E Test?
The Enterolert-E Test detects enterococci at 1 organism/100 mL.
What is the shelf life of the Enterolert-E Test?
The Enterolert-E Test shelf life is up to 12 months from the date of manufacture.
What are the recommended storage conditions for the Enterolert-E Test?
Store at 2–30°C away from light.
What color and consistency should the Enterolert-E reagent powder be?
The Enterolert-E Test reagent powder should be tan in color; it should be dry and free-flowing. Any concerns about the color or integrity of the powder should be directed to IDEXX Technical Support.
Is there a comparator for the Enterolert-E Test ?
There is no comparator for the Enterolert-E Test. For comparison, use a negative control when interpreting results.
What are the disposal requirements for the Enterolert-E Test sample?
Check with your local, state, and/or federal authorities for proper disposal of bacteriological biohazard materials at your facility.
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Enterolert-E Test (20-test pack)
Catalog Number: WENTE020
Enterolert-E Test (200-test pack)
Catalog Number: WENTE200
Snap pack and Quanti-Tray bundles are available.