Rapidly isolate and identify clinically important Candida species with Thermo Scientific™ Brilliance™ Candida Agar Base (Dehydrated). This chromogenic formulation produces four different diagnostic colors for the presumptive identification of clinically significant Candida species and provides faster, easier-to-read results when compared to traditional media.
|Description||Brilliance Candida Agar Base|
|Yield||For 16.0L medium|
|Catalog Number||Specifications||Unit Size||Quantity||Price (USD)|
|CM1002B||Each||500 g||Request A Quote|
Serious infections due to Candida species are becoming increasingly prevalent. This poses particular problems because of the increasing incidence of non-albicans spp. and the emergence of non-albicans isolates resistant to both amphotericin B and the newer azoles.1
Isolate, differentiate and identify Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis from other Candida spp. within 48 hours with this selective differential chromogenic medium.
Brilliance Candida Agar incorporates two chromogens that indicate the presence of the target enzymes:
The typical enzyme patterns of Candida spp. as below:
|Typical colony appearance|
|C. tropicalis||+||Dark blue|
|C. krusei||+||Dry, irregular pink-brown|
|Variable||Beige/yellow/ brown †|
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1. Sheehan, D. J. et al. (1999) Current and Emerging Azole Antifungal Agents. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 12(1): 40-79.