a kit for K.pneumoniae identification with, tests for identification of enteric bacteria

A kit for identification of Enterobacteriaceae (ENTEROtest24). Complete list of biochemical tests for this kit you can find here.

Klebsiella pnemoniae is biochemically very active and ferments most sugars (in this case all yellow wells after ONPG:
adonitol, cellobiose, sucrose, trehalose, mannitol and after esculin: sorbitol, rhamnose, melibiose, raffinose, dulcitol and glucose).

Negative tests for Klebsiella pneumoniae are:

  • Indole production
  • Hydrogen sulfide production
  • Ornithine decarboxylase
  • Arginine dihydrolase
  • Phenylalanine deaminase