Klebsiella pneumoniae organism

Sample Transport
Culture ☆ Chromogenic Result

InTray® COLOREX™ KPC - Prepared Plated Culture Media for K. pneumoniaeBiomed InTray COLOREX KPC culture media for Klebsiella pneumoniae diagnostics

InTray® COLOREX™ KPC - Prepared Plated Culture Media for K. pneumoniae

Designed for simultaneous growth, observation, and chromogenic differentiation of gram-negative bacteria expressing carbapenem class antimicrobial resistance, e.g. Klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas. Make your  preliminary detection easy with distinctive color differences between the growth of the selected species within as little as 18 – 24 hours. Additionally  COLOREX KPC inhibits the growth of yeasts, mold and fungi – resulting in 100% sensitivity and 98.4% selectivity for the growth of gram-negative bacteria expressing reduced susceptibility to carbapenem class antibiotics. 


Product Principal
  • Combine collection, culture, result and microscopic observation in one IVD device.  
  • Highly selective prepared media in a device designed for in-vitro specimen transport and incubation.
  • Rapid presumptive-positive diagnosis without re-plating.  Intray can be placed directly on microscope stage
  • Fully enclosed cassette with Tyvek® air filtration prevents contamination and exposure, post-collection.   
Simple Convenience
  • The InTray is designed for specimen collection/ inoculation at point-of-care
  • Saves time, material cost and waste, reducing exposure to collected sample
  • Place directly on the microscope tray for observation through the cassette’s clear anti-fog window
  • Visual chromogenic differentiation
Accurate Detection

Specially formulated medium promotes growth and chromogenic differentiation

Test Strain




K. pneumoniae BAA-1705 Metallic Blue
E. coli BAA-196 Reddish / small
Psudeomonas   Cream to translucent green
Acinetobacter   Cream


K. pneumoniae 700603 Inhibited
Time to Result
  • 18-24 hours, incubated at 37°C for positive
  • Extended 12 Months shelf life (2-18°C)
  • Can tolerate extended periods at controlled room temp (≤ 25˚C), with no loss in performance.
  • Stool
  • Biological Fluids
  • Surface Streaks

Features and Benefits


  • Designed for long shelf life, durability and stackable for incubation, or 12 month storage. 
  • No re-plate or wet mount 
  • Once InTray is inoculated, no other culture preparation is required... saving time and cost. 
  • Designed for specimen collection/inoculation at point-of-care, a fully enclosed system for transport, incubation, result and microscopic observation. 
  • The sealed prepared media device is selectively formulated for accurate detection and identification of pathogens and non-pathogens
  • Visual chromogenic differentiation and/or selective production of distinctive colony growth with typical identifiable morphology 


  • Fully enclosed cassette with air filtration system
  • Nutritive culture colony growth medium, formulated for selectivity and specificity 
  • Anaerobic or aerobic system available 


  • Time-to-result
  • Cost of laboratory materials 
  • Medical waste
  • Risk of exposure or contamination

Instructions for Use

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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. 

Ordering Information

Product Qty Item #
InTray COLOREX KPC 5 pack 11-163-001
InTray COLOREX KPC 20 pack 11-163-002

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