Anal Chem 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Erciyes University, Kayseri 38039, Turkey.
Several different diagnostic tests have been reported for rapid, sensitive, and economical detection of bacterial pathogens, but most lack widespread and practical use in the clinic. In this study, we used anthocyanins from red cabbage () as a natural pH indicator and, for the first time, incorporated this agent into a simple, rapid, and economical colorimetric strategy for the detection of () (RCE@test). We prepared two sets of RCE@test solutions (test 1 is purple, and test 2 is blue) in different forms, including liquid, adsorbed filter paper, and agar, and investigated the performance of each RCE@test as a function of the test volume, concentration, and reaction time. Read More