YEAST PHOSPHATE AGAR

Product Code TM 554

  • Description

    The systemic mycoses that are responsible for coccidiodomycosis, histoplasmosis and blastomycosis infections, although unrelated generically, morphologically and culturally, have one characteristic in common, that of dimorphism. The dimorphic organisms involved exist in nature as the saprophytic form, sometimes called the mycelial phase. For the isolation of Histoplasma from clinical material a series of six early morning specimens should be collected in sterile bottles. Immediate inoculation is recommended. The specimen is directly inoculated on medium like Sabouraud Dextrose Agar with and without antibiotics.
    Yeast Phosphate Agar was developed by Smith and Goodman for primary recovery of B. dermatitidis, H. capsulatum and other dimorphic pathogenic fungi from clinical specimens. The medium is to be used by placing one drop of concentrated NH4OH (ammonia) on one side of an inoculated plate. Ammonium hydroxide is a selective agent that aids in recovery of dimorphic pathogens by inhibiting bacteria, yeasts and saprophytic fungi.

  • Principle

    for enrichment of Yersinia species, particularly Yersinia enterocolitica

  • Microorganism

    • Blastomyces dermatidis
    • Candida albicans
    • Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 100 gm
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