Clinical Microbiology

 

CHROMagar™ Candida

Photos CHROMagar™ Candida

For isolation and differentiation
of major clinical-significant Candida species.

Typical Appearance of microrganisms

Candida albicans → green
Candida tropicalis → metallic blue
Candida krusei → pink, fuzzy
Other species → white to mauve

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CHROMagar™ MRSA

Photos CHROMagar™ MRSA
Isolation and differentiation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) including low level MRSA.

Typical Appearance of microrganisms

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
→ rose to mauve
Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) → inhibited
Other bacteria → blue, colourless or inhibited


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CHROMagar™ Salmonella

Photos CHROMagar™ Salmonella
For detection and isolation of Salmonella spp.,
including
S.Typhi and S.Paratyphi
in clinical specimens.


Typical Appearance of microrganisms

Salmonella → mauve
Other bacteria → blue, colourless, or inhibited.

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CHROMagar™ VRE

Photos CHROMagar™ VRE
For detection of Van A / Van B VRE (transmissible resistance = VRE. faecalis & VRE .faecium).

Typical Appearance of microrganisms

VRE.faecalis/VRE.faecium → pink to mauve
E.gallinarum/E.casseliflavus → blue or inhibited
Other bacteria → inhibited

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CHROMagar™ ESBL

Photos CHROMagar™ ESBL
For overnight detection of Gram-negative bacteria producing Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase.

Typical Appearance of microrganisms

E.coli ESBL → Dark pink to reddish
Sensitive Gram negative strains → inhibited
Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Citrobacter → metallic blue
Proteus → brown halo

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CHROMagar™ StrepB

Photos CHROMagar™ StrepB
For isolation and differentiation of Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS)

Typical Appearance of microrganisms

Streptococcus B –› Mauve
Other Microorganism
→ blue, colourless or inhibited

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