StrepQuick rapid test kit aids in the differentiation and identification of gram-positive, catalase-negative cocci. It detects the activity of enzymes: pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, leucine aminopeptidase, and esculinase.
A positive PYR reaction is characteristic of Group A streptococci and Enterococcus spp. A negative reaction for LAP activity is typically shown by the presence of Aerococcus viridans and Leuconostoc spp. Group D Streptococcus, Enterococcus spp. and Pediococcus are positive for esculin activity.
StrepQuick identifies Aerococcus, Enterococcus, Gemella, Leuconostoc, Pediococuus, S. pyogenes, S. agalactiae, S. pneumoniae and Group D Streptococcus.
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