The Brilliance UTI Clarity Agar formulation contains two chromogenic substrates which are cleaved by the ß-galactosidase and ß-glucosidase enzymes produced by E. coli, Enterococcus species, and coliforms. These specific enzyme reactions cleave the chromogens, giving a range of diagnostic colors. This medium targets the same enzymes as other chromogenic agar: Part No. CM1050B, Chromogenic UTI medium. However, to do so, new and more specific chromogens have been incorporated. The new chromogens provide improved reactions, enabling even easier differentiation of organism groups:
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