What are Vitek 2 cards?
What are Vitek 2 cards?
Ready-to-use, flexible VITEK® 2 AST cards are designed for use on the innovative, automated VITEK® 2 family of instruments. They provide AST results and resistance detection for clinically important Gram-positive cocci, Gram-negative bacilli and yeasts. The system is proven to be rapid, reliable and accurate.
What is a VITEK card?
Cards for species-level identification VITEK®2 identification (ID) cards let you easily and safely test and identify a wide range of clinically relevant organisms. Designed for VITEK®2 automated instruments, VITEK®2 ID cards help ensure you can rapidly provide accurate, relevant results.
How does Vitek ID work?
PRINCIPLE: The Vitek 2 Compact (30 card capacity) system uses a fluorogenic methodology for organism identification and a turbidimetric method for susceptibility testing using a 64 well card that is barcoded with information on card type, expiration date, lot number and unique card identification number.
How does VITEK identify bacteria?
VITEK 2 systems use Advanced Colorimetry™, an identification technology that enables identification of routine clinical isolates. Advanced Colorimetry provides: High discrimination between species. Low rate of multiple choice and misidentified species.
How do I use my Vitek 2 Compact?
The VITEK® 2 COMPACT is simple to use:
- After primary organism isolation, there is minimal handling with a simple standardized inoculum.
- Place the inoculum into the VITEK® 2 Cassette at the Smart Carrier Station.
- The VITEK® 2 Card and sample are linked via barcode.
How much does a Vitek 2 cost?
BIOMERIEUX VITEK 2 Compact is one of the 25 best-selling Microbiological Analyzer. The Current Price Range Based on 2 Vendors on Bimedis. It’s Costs Starts Approximately at $5,431 and ends at the Highest Price $11,104. The Average Price for BIOMERIEUX VITEK 2 Compact – $3,263 Based on 27 Listings of This Product.
Who invented Vitek?
The Vitek 2 is one of automated systems developed in 1970s by bioMérieux, commonly used for bacterial identification combined with the AST determination. The Vitek system offers important advantages for the researcher and clinician laboratories with a high reliability of the result.
How does Vitek 2 generate MIC values?
How is the MIC determined? The MIC is determined by comparing the growth of the patient isolate to the growth of isolates with known MICs. It is like having a standard curve stored in the VITEK® 2, where the standard curve relates reference MICs to organism activity in the antibiotic wells.
Is Vitek 2 a broth Microdilution?
High error rates and low levels of reproducibility were observed in the disk diffusion test. The colistin Etest, agar dilution, and the VITEK 2 showed a high level of agreement with the broth microdilution reference method.
Is Vitek a Microdilution?
In contrast, the VITEK 2 colistin susceptibility test performed well in our study. We found a high level of agreement with the reference broth microdilution method. The main disadvantage of the VITEK 2 is its low sensitivity to detect resistant subpopulations of E. cloacae isolates.
What is a Vitek 2 GP ID card?
Safe, convenient VITEK ® 2 ID cards are self-contained, disposable cards developed for use with the VITEK ® 2 family of instruments. The VITEK ® 2 GP ID card offers rapid and accurate identification of a broad range of clinically significant Gram-positive pathogens.
What is Vitek 2 compact?
The compact solution for fast, accurate ID/AST testing with expert confidence. Designed to provide ID/AST results in as little as 5 to 8 hours, VITEK 2 ® COMPACT works with economical, ready-to-use VITEK ® 2 ID/AST cards. Safety is optimized with minimal reagent preparation and reduced handling in a closed, disposable system.
How long does it take for Vitek 2 to work?
Designed to provide ID/AST results in as little as 5 to 8 hours3, VITEK 2 ® COMPACT works with economical, ready-to-use VITEK ® 2 ID/AST cards. Safety is optimized with minimal reagent preparation and reduced handling in a closed, disposable system. The VITEK ® 2 COMPACT is simple to use: 3. Rommler et al, Poster C-123, ASM Orlando, May 2006
What are Vitek bacteria identification cards?
Provide rapid, accurate species-level identification of >350 clinically relevant bacteria and yeast within self-contained, disposable cards, for use with VITEK ® 2 instruments. Do you need more information?