COLOREX KPC is a selective and differential chromogenic medium containing a carbapenem selective agent intended for use in obtaining a pure culture of gram-negative bacteria expressing reduced susceptibility to carbapenem-class antibiotics. The test can be performed with samples composed of mixed populations of bacteria, e.g., stool, biological fluids, surface streaks, etc.
Specially formulated medium promotes growth and chromogenic differentiation
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COLOREX KPC is not intended for use in the identification of colonization with carbapenem-resistant bacteria to aid in the prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant bacteria in healthcare settings.
COLOREX KPC is not intended to diagnose infections with carbapenem-resistant bacteria, guide or monitor treatment for infections, or provide susceptibility results to carbapenem. Sub-culture is necessary for bacterial identification and susceptibility testing.