InTray DM is an enriched dermatophyte medium used in the detection of dermatophytes from clinical specimens.
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 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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Incubate inoculated trays for up to 14 days at 18-25°C, in the dark. Observe the trays daily for color changes, through the clear viewing window.
InTray DM expires 27 months from the date of manufacture.
Upon receipt, store InTray DM at 18-25°C. Avoid refrigeration, freezing or prolonged storage at temperatures greater than 40°C. Do not use an InTray DM if the medium shows signs of deterioration or contamination.
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Diagnostic microbiology in veterinary dermatology: Present and Future
Principles and Practices of Veterinary Technology
Margi Sirois; Elsevier Health Sciences, Jul 19, 2016
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