InTray COLOREX Yeast is designed for isolation and differentiation of major clinically significant Candida species. Suitable for direct streaking of samples from skin, sputum, urine or genitourethral swabs.
Candida species are involved in superficial oropharyngeal and urogenital infections, particularly for immunocompromised populations such as the elderly and HIV-positive patients “Early diagnosis is essential for early effective management of the patients.” (WHO Guidelines on Standard Operating Procedures for Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV-Opportunistic Infections) Although C. albicans remains the major species involved, other types such as C. tropicalis, C. krusei or C. glabrata have increased proportionately as new antifungal agents have worked very effectively against C. albicans. This shows the importance of an accurate detection for a proper antifungal therapy choice.
Specificity for C. albicans, C. tropicalis and C. krusei exceed 99%
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Incubate at 30-37°C for 48 hours under ambient atmosphere
InTray COLOREX Yeast has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture.
Upon receipt, store InTray COLOREX Yeast under refrigeration (2-8°C). Medium can be kept for one day at ambient temperature. Avoid freezing or prolonged storage at temperatures above 40°C. Do not open until ready to use. Do not use if the medium shows signs of deterioration or contamination.
For in vitro diagnostic use only.
Specificity and sensitivity for C. albicans, C. tropicalis and C. krusei exceed 99%