Improved Integral System YEASTS Plus for Simultaneous ID and AST of Yeasts
The Liofilchem Integral System YEASTS Plus is a 24 reaction well panel containing biochemical substrata and antimycotics for the identification and Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of the most clinically important yeasts.
The panel is inoculated with the cell suspension. The ID and AST results are delivered after incubating at 36°C for 48 hours.
PRINCIPLE OF THE METHOD:
Identification - Identification of the yeast is based on assimilation of various sugars and the consequent pH change in the well; which leads to a color change. The tests are interpreted by examining the color change of wells 1-GLU to 12-DUL.
From the combination of positive and negative reactions a numerical code can be calculated and the identification of the yeast under examination is made by consulting the codebook or using a convenient software system. The software is available on-line on the Liofilchem website or can be installed on a PC.
The new Integral Systems YEASTS Plus also includes a chromogenic well (no. 13-CHR) directly derived from Liofilchem Chromatic technology, for improving the fungi identification. The well no. 13-CHR delivers a color based distinction: green colour for Candida albicans, purple colour for Candida tropicalis.
Antifungal Susceptibility Testing - The tests are evaluated according to growth or inhibition of yeasts in media containing antimycotics, in wells 14-NY to 23-FLU.
The range of the Liofilchem Integral Systems is completed by I.S. Enteorobacteria, I.S. Staphylococci, I.S. Streptococci and I.S. Gardenerella, which conveniently combine ID and AST in one single panel.
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Posted: December 1, 2010
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