Product Code TM 1197
Candidiasis has emerged itself as an alarming opportunistic disease due to increase in the number of immunocompromised, aged, receiving prolonged antibacterial and aggressive cancer chemotherapy or undergoing invasive surgical procedures and organ transplantation patients. Among Candida species, Candida albicans is generally considered as the major pathogen. An increase in the prevalence of non-albicans Candida species has been noted during the last decades.
Perry and Miller reported that Candida albicans produces an enzyme b-N-acetyl- galactosaminidase and according to Rousselle et al incorporation of chromogenic or fluorogenic hexosaminidase substrates into the growth medium helps in identification of C. albicans isolates directly on primary isolation. Chromogenic Candida Differential Agar is a selective and differential medium, which facilitates rapid isolation of yeasts from mixed cultures and allows differentiation of Candida species namely C. albicans, C. krusei, C. tropicalis and C. glabrata on the basis of colouration and colony morphology. On this medium, results are obtained within 48 hours and it is useful for the rapid and presumptive identification of common yeasts in Mycology and Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.
for fast isolation and identifcation of Candiffa species from mixed flora
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