New oxoid clarity agar improves differentiation of uti pathogens
Thermo Scientific, has launched a new chromogenic culture medium for the enhanced differentiation and presumptive identification of micro-organisms associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs). Thermo Scientific Chromogenic UTI Clarity Agar provides improved colour reactions, allowing clinical laboratories to obtain easily interpreted results faster.
Thermo Scientific Chromogenic UTI Clarity Agar allows good growth of the main UTI pathogens, whilst preventing swarming of Proteus species. The new, specific chromogens used in this medium, together with the transparent nature of the medium, allow good differentiation between species, including coliforms (which have dark blue/purple colonies) and enterococci (which have blue/turquoise colonies). It also allows improved recovery of Staphylococcus aureus and correct presumptive identification of Citrobacter freundii, which can be problematic with some other media.
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Posted on January 8, 2007