Dermatophyte organism

Sample Transport
Culture ☆ Result

Easy Identification

InTray® DM-FungID™Biomed InTray FungID DM culture media for dermatophyte diagnostics

27 month shelf life


InTray® DM-FungID™

InTray DM-FungID prepared culture media serves as a microbiology sample collection, transport, and culture device. Its enriched selective medium is formulated to produce distinctive colony growth from clinical specimens with mixed microbiota.  Engineered to be selective for positive growth of dermatophytes strains — all while inhibiting the growth of both gram+ and gram— bacteria, yeast and saprophytic fungi. Selective for Tinea and ringworm — commonly used to describe dermatophytes.

Combining several procedures into a single device saves time and money, while reducing exposure to collected samples. The all-new FungID products offers a larger media well for broader surface innoculation and colony growth, and can be used in tandem. 


Product Principle
  • 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.
  • 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.  
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Simple Convenience
  • InTray is designed for specimen collection/ inoculation at point-of-care
  • The sealed prepared media device is selectively formulated for accurate detection and identification of pathogens and non-pathogens 
  • Place directly on the microscope tray for observation through the cassette’s clear anti-fog window
  • Selectively produces distinctive colony growth with typical identifiable morphology 
Accurate Detection

Specially formulated medium is selective for positive-growth for strains of multiple dermatophytes

Test Strain



T. mentagrophytes 9533 Growth
T. rubrum 28188 Growth
T. tonsurans 28942 Growth
M. gypseum 14683 Growth
A. brasiliensis 16404 Inhibited
S. aureus 25923 Inhibited
E. coli 25922 Inhibited
C. albicans 60193 Inhibited
Time to Result

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.


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CPT Codes

87101    87102

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


Features and Benefits

Shelf-life and durability

  • Designed for extended 27-month shelf life
  • Durabile and stackable for incubation

No re-plate or wet mount 

  • Once 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.
  • Distinctive colony growth with typical identifiable morphology 

Key Features

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

You'll immediately experience a reduction in:

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

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Research and Whitepapers

Comparative study of different microscopic techniques and culture media for the isolation of dermatophytes.
Singh S, Beena P M.

Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2019 May 9 ];21:21-24 

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Diagnostic microbiology in veterinary dermatology: Present and Future
Luca Guardabassi, Peter Damborg†, Ivonne Stamm, Peter A. Kopp, Els M. Broens, and Pierre-Louis Toutain, the ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology

Vet Dermatol 2017; 28: 146–e30

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Principles and Practices of Veterinary Technology
Margi Sirois

Elsevier Health Sciences, Jul 19, 2016

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Chicago Vet 2019, Dr. Hement Naikare


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Cycloheximide, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to

Product Qty Item #
InTray DM-FungID 20 pack 11-593-002