CHROMagar™ Candida Plus

For detection and differentiation of major clinical Candida species, including C. auris

Order References

Please use these references when
contacting your local distributor:

5000 mL Pack ………..CA242

25 L Pack ………..CA243-25

10 kg Pack ………..CA243-10KG


Colonies Appearance

CHROMagar Candida plus cauris

C. auris (Front)

Light blue with blue halo

CHROMagar Candida plus cauris

C. auris (Back)

Light blue with blue halo

CHROMagar Candida plus calbicans

C. albicans 


CHROMagar Candida plus ctropicalis

C. tropicalis

Metallic blue with pink halo

CHROMagar Candida plus ckrusei

C. krusei

Pink and fuzzy

CHROMagar Candida Plus cglabrata

C. glabrata



The Candida are yeasts involved in various infections called Candidiasis, which can affect damaged skin, respiratory tract, digestive and urogenital systems. These Candidiasis can be severe with significant morbidity for nosocomial infections or in immunocompromised patients. Although C. albicans is still the main species involved, the use of antifungal agents has given rise to other species such as C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. glabrata.

In 2016, The World Health Organization added to this list C. auris, with a prevalence of over 90 % resistant to fluconazole. In addition, some strains are multidrug resistant to amphotericin B, voriconazole, and/or echinocandins. It is recommended to carry out an early diagnosis of Candida in order to provide specific treatment as quickly as possible. Candida can be isolated by swabbing the skin, throat, rectum, or urogenital tract.

CHROMagar™ Candida Plus is the first chromogenic isolation medium to detect and differentiate C. auris in addition to other major clinical Candida species such as C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata or C. krusei.

1. High Specificity : Differentiation of the most common Candida species with very high specificity:


  • C. albicans ≈ 100 %*
  • C. tropicalis ≈ 100 %*
  • C. krusei ≈ 100 %*

2. Unique medium to differentiation C. auris from other Candida species owe to high specificity, it can be used also as a screening tool in case of outbreaks.


For C. auris :

  • Specificity ≈ 100 %*
  • Sensitivity ≈ 100 %*


*Specificity and Sensitivity from scientific study : «Evaluation of a novel chromogenic medium for Candida spp. identification and comparison with CHROMagar™ Candida for the detection of Candida auris in surveillance samples» Juan V. Mulet et al., 2020.

3. Easy identification: Identification by MALDI-TOF can be carried directly from a colony. No need of subculture.


Technical Documents 

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Scientific Publications