Chromatic VRE is a chromogenic medium used for the detection of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis directly from clinical specimens in 24 hours.
Chromatic VRE medium can be used to promptly detect VRE, differentiating between E. faecalis and E. faecium, reducing time and labour, increasing specificity and sensitivity and eliminating pre-enrichment and isolation of pure colonies.
√ Chromatic VRE contains a mixture of antibiotics including vancomycin for screening Vancomycin-resistant enterococci [VRE]and provides presumptive identification of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis directly from clinical specimens.
√ The prompt detection of Vancomycin-resistance of E. faecium and E. faecalis is basic for avoiding the spread of this resistance to more virulent such as S.aureus.
√ Hospital Laboratory Department
√ Nosocomial Infection Control Department
√ Drug Resistance Monitoring Laboratory
√ Scientific Research Laboratory