CANDIDA CHROMOGENIC AGAR
Catalog Number : 999
CANDIDA CHROMOGENIC AGAR is an alternative chromogenic formulation to the traditional media for the detection and isolation of Candida spp. detection and isolation of Candida spp. In this chromogenic medium, the three diff erent species of Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei can be diff erentiated due to the chromogenic substrates present within the medium. Candida Chromogenic Agar allows the easy and rapid identifi cation and diff erentiation of all 3 species by producing easy-to-read results in one plate, since they present diff erent colored colonies. Colonies of Candida albicans are green, those of Candida krusei are purple-pink and those of Candida tropicalis are blue. In the medium Glucose is the fermentable carbohydrate providing carbon and energy. Peptone provides nitrogen, vitamins, minerals and amino acids essential for growth. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which aids in isolating pathogenic fungi from heavily contaminated material, as it inhibits most contaminating bacteria. It is a recommended antibiotic for use with media due to its heat stability and wide bacterial spectrum. The chromogenic mixture allows the identifi cation and diff erentiation of all 3 species by roducing easy-to-read results in one plate, since they present diff erent colored colonies, Bacteriological agar is the solidifying agent. The diff erent species of Candida produce diff erent kinds of infections. Candidiasis, the most common opportunistic fungal infection is frequently caused by Candida albicans. Candida tropicalis and Candida glabrata infections occur less often. Candida spp. are present in clinical specimens due to environmental ontamination, colonization, or a disease process. Candida albicans is the most common and is usually susceptible to the antigfungal agents’ azole group. owever, Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei are azole tolerant, thus the rapid identifi cation of the diff erent species of is essential for its correct diagnosis and treatment.
The following results were obtained in the performance of the medium from type cultures after incubation at a temperature of 30 - 37°C and observed after 24, 48 and 72 hours.
|Product Name||CANDIDA CHROMOGENIC AGAR|
|Brand||Prepared Plated Media|
|Material||Resin (PS) +Media Agar|
|Color||Amber Slightly Opalescent|
|Weight (kg)||2 Kg|
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