VRE organism

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Culture ☆ Chromogenic Result

InTray® COLOREX™ VRE - Prepared Plated Culture Media for Vancomycin Resistant EnterococciBiomed InTray Colorex VRE culture media for vancomycin resistance diagnostics

InTray® COLOREX™ VRE - Prepared Plated Culture Media for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci

Colorex™ VRE prepared plated culture media is a selective and differential chromogenic medium, containing vancomycin, intended for use in isolation of pure cultures of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) from laboratory samples. Further, colony color is used to differentiate transmissible forms of resistance (i.e., VanA & VanB resistance) from intrinsically resistant (i.e. VanC, VanD, VanE, etc.) strains.


Product Principal
  • Combine collection, culture, result and microscopic observation in one IVD device.  
  • Highly selective prepared media in a device designed for in-vitro specimen transport and incubation.
  • Rapid presumptive-positive diagnosis without re-plating.  Intray can be placed directly on microscope stage
  • Fully enclosed cassette with Tyvek® air filtration prevents contamination and exposure, post-collection.   
Simple Convenience
  • The InTray is designed for specimen collection/ inoculation at point-of-care
  • Saves time, material cost and waste, reducing exposure to collected sample
  • Place directly on the microscope tray for observation through the cassette’s clear anti-fog window
  • Visual chromogenic differentiation
Accurate Detection

Specially formulated medium promotes growth and chromogenic differentiation

Test Strain


Colony Appearance

VancomycinR Strain

E. faecalis 52199 Mauve

VancomycinS Strain

E. faecalis 24212 Inhibited

Other Bacteria

E. casselifavus 700327 Blue or inhibited
E. gallinarum 49573 Blue or inhibited
E. coli 25922 Inhibited
S. aureus 25923 Inhibited
C. tropicalis 66029 Inhibited
Time to Result
  • 24 hours, incubate at 37ºC
  • Extended 12 Months shelf life (2-18°C)
  • Can tolerate extended periods at controlled room temp (≤ 25˚C), with no loss in performance.
  • Stool
  • Biological fluids
  • Surface streaks

Features and Benefits


  • Designed for long shelf life, durability and stackable for incubation, or 12 month storage. 
  • No re-plate or wet mount 
  • Once InTray is inoculated, no other culture preparation is required... saving time and cost. 
  • Designed for specimen collection/inoculation at point-of-care, a fully enclosed system for transport, incubation, result and microscopic observation. 
  • The sealed prepared media device is selectively formulated for accurate detection and identification of pathogens and non-pathogens
  • Visual chromogenic differentiation and/or selective production of distinctive colony growth with typical identifiable morphology 


  • Fully enclosed cassette with air filtration system
  • Nutritive culture colony growth medium, formulated for selectivity and specificity 
  • Anaerobic or aerobic system available 


  • Time-to-result
  • Cost of laboratory materials 
  • Medical waste
  • Risk of exposure or contamination

Instructions for Use

Biomed offers extensive product documentation for each of our products. If you would like to review these, please see the Product Documentation section in the upper right of this page. 

CE Marked

FDA Registered in USA - For Research Use Only

Colorex™ VRE is not intended to diagnose VRE infections or to guide or monitor treatment for infections, or provide susceptibility results to vancomycin.
Sub-culture is necessary for bacterial identification and susceptibility testing.

Ordering Information

Product Qty Item # Pricing (USD)
InTray COLOREX VRE 5 pack 11-153-001 $26.50

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