Brilliance™ Candida Agar

Obtain fast, accurate results with a selective differential chromogenic medium that isolates and identifies clinically relevant Candida spp., including C. albicans.

Overview
Brand: Thermo Scientific Oxoid

Manufacturer Part Number: PO1034A

X10 Chromogenic candida agar, 90mm ready poured

UNSPSC: 41106200

Code: 64

Additional Details:
Additional Details: Weight: 0.30000kg



Product Code. 12987188

Quantity Price
1 £ 34.980000000000004 / Pack of 10
Estimated Shipment
14-12-2016
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Description and Specification

Specification

Color Off white, opaque
Description Brilliance Candida Agar
Fill Weight 19.5g ± 1.0g
Format 90mm monoplate
Manufacturing Origin United Kingdom
Packaging Flow wrapped - single layer
Quantity 10/Pk
Shelf Life 10 weeks
Storage Requirements 2-10°C
Type Agar

Isolate, differentiate and identify Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis from other Candida spp. within 48 hours with this selective differential chromogenic medium.

Brilliance Candida Agar contains two chromogenic substrates, which are cleaved by enzymes possessed by certain Candida species; hexosaminidase and alkaline phosphatase. The action of the enzymes on the chromogens results in a build-up of color within the colony. The color produced depends on which enzymes the organisms possess. Candida tropicalis, C. albicans and C. dubliniensis all possess hexosaminidase which results in green-colored colonies; however, other metabolic reactions of C. tropicalis produce a localised drop in pH which results in dark blue colonies. Alkaline phosphatase activity in C. krusei results in a brown or pink pigmentation, while C. glabrata, C. kefyr, C. parapsilosis and C. lusitaniae appear as a variety of beige/brown/yellow colors due to the mixture of natural pigmentation and some alkaline phosphatase activity. Experienced users may be able to differentiate these species by color and colony morphology.

The chromogenic color reactions present on an opaque background allow for fast and easy differentiation of Candida spp. especially when mixed infections are present. Chloramphenicol inhibits bacterial growth, even after prolonged incubation.

Candida spp. can be isolated from blood, brain, sputum, cerebrospinal fluid, corneal scrapings, external auditory canal, nails, paranasal sinus, skin, subcutaneous tissue, synovial fluid, urine, and vaginal specimens. Candida spp, are the most common fungal pathogen affecting humans. Infections caused by Candida spp. are diverse, ranging from superficial and local to deep-seated and disseminated. Candida albicans and Candida glabrata comprise 70-80% of yeast isolates recovered from patients with invasive disease.

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