Anaerobic Bacteria Test Panel

The Anaerobe Identification Test Panel (AN Microplate) is a rapid broad-based identification and characterization product designed for anaerobic bacteria.

  • Analyze an unknown microorganism with simultaneous phenotypic tests. The test panel provides a “Phenotypic Fingerprint” of the microorganism that is used to identify it at the species level.
  • All necessary nutrients and biochemicals are prefilled and dried into the 96-wells microplate. Redox dyes with colorimetric indicators enable a sensitive assay for carbon source utilization.
  • Grow your isolate on agar medium and then suspend it in our inoculating fluid. Transfer it to the AN Microplate and incubate in hydrogen-free environmental containment. If the cells can utilize the unique substrate in each well, they will respire and cause the dye to change color. During incubation, the phenotypic fingerprint of wells is compared to Biolog’s extensive database. A species-level identification of the isolate is made when a match is found.

When using Biolog’s microbial identification microplates, the right system can help you interpret your results to ensure correct identification.  Depending on your level of throughput, we offer different solutions to support your needs: 

  • Odin™ family  Fully automated incubator/readers with up to an 8-plate capacity (Odin VIII) or a 50-plate capacity (Odin L) with software that can identify aerobic and anerobic bacteria, yeast, and filamentous fungi. 
  • ID Station™  A single plate reader with a software package that can identify aerobic and anerobic bacteria, yeast, and filamentous fungi.  
Choose Your 
ID System
NameID StationOdin VIIIOdin L
Plate capacity11-81-50
Microbial IdentificationYesYesYes
Community AnalysisNoYesYes
Runs with Odin SoftwareYesYesYes
Incubation TemperatureNone22-45°C22-45°C
Read ModesEndpointEndpoint or kinetic reads with 2-20 minute intervalsEndpoint or kinetic reads with 2-20 minute intervals
Regulatory Compliance and Validation availableYesYesYes
DisplayOutput to external computerOutput to external computer7 segment display and output to external computer
OD Detection490 or 590 nm and 740 nm490 or 590 nm and 740 nm490 or 590 nm and 740 nm

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