KWIK-STIK QC Microorganisms

Microorganism QC Sets

Manufacturer specified organism sets

Available for all major commercially available identification and testing systems. 

Commercial Sets offered by Microbiologics contain the manufacturer recommended quality control strains for bacterial identification systems (e.g., Vitek®) and bacterial detection products (e.g., Readycult®). Miscellaneous Sets offered by Microbiologics include the quality control strains required by CLSI for sensitivity testing, and appropriate microorganism groupings for a wide selection of additional quality control tests. Ordering QC microorganisms in sets simplifies the ordering process.

QC Microorganism Sets are available for many instruments including:

  • Vitek® and Vitek® 2
  • MicroScan®
  • API®
  • BD BBL™ Crystal™, Phoenix™ and GeneOhm™
  • Cepheid® Smart Cycler® and GeneXpert®
  • Roche LightCycler®
  • And Many More!
Microorganism QC Sets and Panels

Choose from these convenient packaging options:

  • LYFO DISK® (vial of 6 lyophilized pellets of each single QC microorganism)
  • KWIK-STIK™ 2 Pack (2 STIKS of each single QC microorganism)
  • KWIK-STIK™ 6 Pack (6 STIKS of each single QC microorganism)
KWIK-STIK lyophilised microorganisms in a swab format.


KWIK-STIK™ is well-known for its clever design and accurate, repeatable results. Each KWIK-STIK™ device features a single QC microorganism strain in a lyophilized pellet, a reservoir of hydrating fluid, and an inoculating swab. For added convenience, a peel-off identification label is included for easy documentation. The KWIK-STIK™ is available in packs of 2 or 6.

Lyfo Disk - lyophilised microorganisms in pellet format.


A lyophilized pellet containing a single strain of a QC microorganism and is the most economical reference stock culture option. LYFO DISK® is known for its ease-of-use; simply re-hydrate the pellet and inoculate. LYFO DISK® is available in a re-sealable vial containing 6 pellets of a single QC microorganism strain.