InTray DM-FungID is an enriched dermatophyte medium used to aid in the detection of dermatophytes from clinical specimens with mixed micobiota.
Dermatophytes are fungi in the genera Microsporum, Tricophyton and Epidermophyton. They are capable of metabolizing keratin found in skin, hair and nails of living hosts. The fungi characteristically may invade the cutaneous tissue of the living host but rarely penetrate the subcutaneous tissue. Tinea and ringworm are two terms commonly used to describe dermatophytes.
InTray DM-FungID is formulated to produce a red color in the presence of growing dermatophytes. Moreover, the medium is formulated to produce distinctive colony growth with typical identifying characteristics both macro- and microscopically. The medium inhibits most Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast and saprophytic fungi. It is a single exposure system with dynamic built-in components and features that are designed for user compatibility and ease of detection.
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Specially formulated medium is selective for positive-growth for strains of multiple dermatophytes; Accurately identify dermatophytes to begin effective treatment sooner.
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Incubate inoculated trays for up to 14 days at 18-30°C, in the dark. Observe the trays daily for color changes, through the clear viewing window.
InTray DM-FungID expires 27 months from the date of manufacture.
Upon receipt, store InTray DM-FungID at 18-25°C. Avoid refrigeration, freezing or prolonged storage at temperatures greater than 40°C. Do not use an InTray DM-FungID if the medium shows signs of deterioration or contamination.
If a fungal infection is strongly suspected and the culture test result is negative, it may be appropriate to retest giving more care to specimen collection. Optimally, simultaneously inoculate samples on both InTray DM-FungID & InTray SAB without antimicrobials (e.g., for some pathogenic fungi inhibited by antimicrobials)
Transfer of fungal growth to slide examination: Stained slide preparations can be made as appropriate based on 10x Obj. examination of InTray SABFungID. InTray Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) can be used to induce sporulation
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