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API®  ID strip range

10 API® strips are used every minute in the world.

The choice of microbiologists worldwide for its ease-of-use and high-performance, the API® ID strip range is the global reference for identification.

  • Reference in microbiology labs
  • Reliable results
  • Comprehensive, easy-to-use solution
  • New apiweb™ for anytime, anywhere identification
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API®: Worldwide recognized performance

Right from the moment it launched, API® completely revolutionized the field of bacteriology. API® brings together high quality and ease of use with standardized, miniaturized strips of biochemical tests to use with comprehensive identification databases. With API®, bacterial and fungal identification is simple, rapid and reliable.

That’s why today, API® is recognized as THE REFERENCE for identification of bacterial and fungal species.

  • API® strips are established as the reference technique worldwide: on top of routine use, it is also used to assess the performance of other identification products
  • API® products have led to the identification of new bacterial species (e.g.: within the Staphylococcus and Streptococcus genera)
  • Now supported by apiweb™ for easy interpretation

Reliable and accurate

With multiple biochemical reactions in limited wells along with a wide identification database on the market, API® makes bacterial identification reliable and accurate.

  • Brings standardization
  • API® numerical identification calculation method, with related software, makes identification easy and ensures accuracy
  • Regularly updated databases and software applications
  • Most extensive range available
    • 15 identification systems – practically all groups of bacteria and yeasts
    • Over 700 different species
    • Around 1,000 different biochemical tests in routine use

Easy to use and implement in labs

API® is easy to use and implement for both routine use and as a complementary method in labs that primarily use automated methods. See just how easy it is in this “by customer, for customer” video

  • ID/AST for improved workflow
  • Part of bioMérieux’s complete offer in microbiology
  • As a complementary method:
    • Reliably confirms results
    • Comprehensive – covers gaps (Neisseria, Haemophilus, anaerobes, etc.)
  • Easy to use – supported by educational tools and videos done “by customers, for customers” :
  • Several publications available to support implementation and use (see resources section)

Comprehensive database supported by APIWEB™

Simplify the interpretation of your API® strip result.

As innovative today as when API® was first developed, bioMérieux gives a new dimension to this range by making identification simple and available to everyone, anytime, and anywhere. apiweb™ leverages advanced technology to be the essential complement to manual identification.

  • Widely used and appreciated by our customers as you’ll see in this video
  • User-friendly internet platform: Easy-to-use interface which is integrated and intuitive
  • High-performance:
    • Contains all the regularly updated API®/ID32 databases
    • Enables the identification of 700 species of bacteria and yeasts
    • A complete report for each identification including proposed species and comments on reliability (through calculation of identification percentage and typicity index)
    • Complete biochemical profile
  • Fully secure site

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The offer

Gram (-) rods
API® 20E Identification of Gram (-) rods in 18-24 hrs Ref. 20 100 (25 strips) Ref. 20 160 (100 strips)
RapID 20E Rapid identification of enterobacteriaceae in 4 hrs Ref. 20 701 - 25 strips
API® 20 NE Identification of non-enteric Gram (-) rods in 24-48 hrs Ref. 20 050 - 25 strips + media
API® 10 S Simplified identification of Gram (-) rods in 18-24 hrs Ref. 10 100 - 50 strips
Yeasts
API® Candida Identification of yeasts found in clinical infections in 18-24 hrs Ref. 10 500 - 10 strips + media
API® 20 C AUX Identification of yeasts in 24-48 hrs Ref. 20 210 - 25 strips + media
Staphylococci
API® Staph Identification of staphylococci and micrococci in 18-24 hrs Ref. 20 500 - 25 strips + media
Streptococci
API® 20 Strep Identification of streptococci and related bacteria in 4 or 24 hrs Ref. 20 600 - 25 strips + media + swabs
Anaerobic bacteria
API® 20 A Identification of anaerobes in 24-48 hrs Ref. 20 300 - 25 strips + media
Other bacterial groups
API® Coryne Identification of corynebacteria and coryneform bacteria in 24 hrs Ref. 20 900 - 12 strips + media + McFarland Standard
API® Listeria Identification of Listeria species in 24 hrs Ref. 10 300 - 10 strips + media + reagent
API® NH Identification of Neisseria, Haemophilus and B. catarrhalis in 18h to 24 hrs Ref. 10 400 - 10 strips + media + reagents + swabs
API® Campy Identification of Campylobacter in 24 hrs Ref. 20 800 - 12 strips + media + McFarland Standard
API® 50 CH “Research’’ strip (metabolism of carbohydrates) Ref. 50 300 - 10 strips

Please contact your local bioMérieux representative for product availability.

 

BIOMERIEUX PUBLICATIONS

API & ID32 Identification databases booklet

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Evaluation of API 20 NE in routine diagnostics of nonfermenting gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria

Geiss HK, Piotrowski HD, Hingst V. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3890425

Rapid and economical method for species identification of clinically significant coagulase-negative staphylococci

Ieven M, Verhoeven J, Pattyn SR, Goossens H. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7615705

Evaluation of the RAPID ID 32A system for the identification of Bacteroides fragilis and related organisms
Jenkins SA, Drucker DB, Keaney MG, Ganguli LA. University of Manchester http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1960112

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