photoThe RapID NH System is a qualitative micromethod for the identification of medically important species of Neisseria, Haemophilus and other bacteria.
     Each RapID NH Panel has several reaction cavities, which contain dehydrated reactants. The panel shape allows for simultaneous inoculation of each cavity with a suspension of the test organism. After the four-hour aerobic incubation of the panel (optional one hour procedure in the case of suspected gonococci), each cavity is examined for reactivity by noting the development of a color.
     Reagents must be added to some of the cavities to provide the color change and a total of 13 reactions are observed. Those reactions are used as a basis of identification in the RapID NH’s extensive database of over 30 organisms.
     A color guide is available to use as a key in the identification. The kit comes packaged with 20 panels per kit.
Keyword: Neisseria, Haemophilus, assay