Enterococci are abundant in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals and can be used as an index of good hygiene and sanitation.
Most Enterococcus species are regarded as “low-grade” pathogens, however, some Enterococci are opportunistic and responsible for septicaemia, urinary tract infections, and abdominal infections. Two of the main pathogenic species are Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium.
Enterococcus testing is a release parameter of food products such as dairy, meat, and processed food products.
Advantages of using CompactDry ETC to identify Enterococcus.
The CompactDry ETC Enterococcus test is a ready-to-use, chromogenic, selective culture plate specifically targeted at Enterococcus identification.
It contains X-glucoside (X-Gluc), a chromogenic indicator targeted by Enterococci β-glucosidase, this causes a light blue to blue coloration of Enterococcus colonies providing accurate and reliable results.