3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates


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3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates


3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates provide Staphylococcus aureus results. S. aureus appears as distinctive red-violet colonies. Other colonies have to be checked using the Staph express disk.


If you encounter high background flora in your staph testing, the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disk can be used to identify Staph aureus from all suspect colonies.


  • Results in 24 Hours.
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
  • This plate has been awarded Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) #2003.07, #2003.8 and #2003.11 and NF VALIDATION certificates: 3M-01/9-04/03 A and 3M-01/9-04/03 B by AFNOR Certification.
  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates use 75% less energy, use 79% less water, produce 75% less greenhouse gases and result in 66% less waste (by weight and volume) compared to competitive agar methods.
  • Companies worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.