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NEW: CHROMagar™ C.difficile

24/06/2014


CHROMagar has developed an outstanding medium for the detection of Clostridium difficile

Short Background
Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) is the leading cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea in adults. These infections occur mostly in patients who have both medical care and antibiotic treatment and have become more frequent and more difficult to treat in the last years due to the emergence of highly toxigenic C.difficile strains.

Detection Methods
Although PCR has become the leading C.difficile detection technique, culture is essential 
for strain typing and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. CHROMagarTM C.difficile is a new 
fluorogenic culture medium, extremely sensitive and selective, especially designed to simplify 
and speed up (24h) the culture of C.difficile.


More information on CHROMagarTM C.difficile?
Visit the dedicated webpage for this product (click here) and contact your local distributor for information and pricing.
The Ordering Product Reference is CD122 (Pack with powder quantity sufficient for 5000ml of media)
 

CHROMagarTM C.difficile





Typical colonies Appearance

C.difficile 
→ colourless and fluoroescent
under UV light at 365 nm 
Other bacteria
 → colourless, non fluoroescent
or inhibited