chromID® Range

Chromogenic culture media

Innovative and extensive range of chromogenic media for the simultaneous culture and identification of microorganisms in clinical specimens

  • Easy to read with color intensity and specificity
  • Sensitivity and specificity for reliable results
  • Identification in 18-24 hours
  • Save time with less need for confirmation testing
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Patented chromogenic substrates offer rapid, reliable culture & identification

The innovative chromID® range of chromogenic media is the easy way to rapidly and reliably detect and identify microorganisms. Specific chromogenic substrates are included in the agar along with peptones and – if needed – antibiotics. The substrate is hydrolyzed when it comes in contact with the bacteria or yeast, resulting in specific coloration for clear identification. Even mixed cultures are more identifiable than with conventional media. The intensity and specificity of the colors of chromID® make results clear to see.

  • Easy-to-read results in 18-24 hours
  • Reliably identify pathogens with specific colors
  • Detect mixed culture for better isolation of pathogens
  • Sensitive and specific
  • Cost-effective pre-plated media
     

Experience leads to quality

As a pioneer in chromogenic technology, bioMérieux’s long experience ensures you get high quality chromogenic media. Our culture of innovation means we regularly bring you new chromID® products and services to help meet your constantly-evolving challenges in the microbiology laboratory. For example, healthcare associated infections (HAI) are a serious and growing concern, posing major patient-care and economic challenges for healthcare systems. To help in the fight against HAI, we have developed a range of chromID® media designed specifically to detect the microorganisms involved in HAI.
 

PREVI® Isola increases isolated colony numbers

chromID® media can reliably be used on bioMérieux’s PREVI® Isola , a revolutionary automated agar plate inoculation system that enables you to standardize and increase numbers of isolated colonies.

  • High quality streaking with superior colony isolation
  • High throughput with 180 plates per hour
  • Productivity gains and cost-savings through improved workflow
     

Be clear on compatibility with Certificate of Compatibility

A Certificate of Compatibility is available for each chromID® chromogenic medium. This validated document clearly shows the medium’s compatibility with complementary product ranges, including ID/AST reagents. Easily ensuring compatibility helps you meet your accreditation requirements and reduces the number of validations you have to perform.

  • Compatibility is clear and easy to ensure
  • Make accreditation easier
  • Certificates of Compatibility available at www.biomerieux.com/techlib

 

chromID® media technical specifications and reference numbers
chromID® Candida 43631/43639 20 x 90 mm
chromID® Candida / Sabouraud Gentamicin Chloramphenicol 2 agar 43464 20 biplates x 90 mm
chromID® C.difficile 4387120 x 90 mm 20 x 90 mm
chromID® CPS 43821
43829
20 x 90 mm 100 x 90 mm
chromID® CPS / Columbia CNA + 5% sheep blood 411617 20 biplates x 90 mm
chromID® CPS / chromID® ESBL 43469 20 biplates x 90 mm
chromID® P.aeruginosa 43462 20 x 90 mm
chromID® Salmonella 43621
43629
20 x 90 mm 100 x 90 mm
chromID® Salmonella / Hektoen 43465 20 biplates x 90 mm
chromID® S.aureus 43371 20 x 90 mm
chromID® Strepto B 43461 20 x 90 mm
chromID® O157H7 42605 6 x 200 ml
chromID® Vibrio 43762 20 x 90 mm
chromID® CARBA 43861 20 x 90 mm
chromID® OXA-48 414011 20 x 90 mm
chromID® CARBA SMART 414685 20 biplates x 90 mm
chromID® MRSA SMART 413050
413051
20 x 90 mm 100 x 90 mm
chromID® MRSA FDA cleared 43841* 20 x 90 mm
chromID® MRSA /chromID® S.aureus 43466
414524*
20 x 90 mm
chromID® ESBL 43481 20 x 90 mm
chromID® ESBL / chromID® VRE 43470 20 biplates x 90 mm
chromID® VRE 43004 20 x 90 mm
chromID® VRE FDA cleared 43851* 20 x 90 mm
CASA™ AEB520270 20 x 90 mm
ASAP™ AEB520090 AEB520089 20 x 90 mm 100 x 90 mm

*US reference

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BIOMERIEUX AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Practical Guide for the Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections

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 Candida 

Eraso, Elena, Moragues, Maria D., Villar-Vidal, Maria, Sahand, Ismail H., Gonzalez-Gomez, Nagore, Ponton, Jose, Quindos, Guillermo. Evaluation of the New Chromogenic Medium Candida ID 2 for Isolation and Identification of Candida albicans and Other Medically Important Candida Species. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2006 44: 3340-3345

 EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF CANDIDA ID2, A NEW CHROMOGENIC AGAR MEDIUM FOR DETECTION AND DIFFERENTIATION OF CLINICALLY IMPORTANT YEASTS. V. CHANTEPERDRIX1, B. LEBEAU1, H. PELLOUX1, R. GRILLOT1, JM. ROCHE². 1Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHU de Grenoble, France, ²bioMérieux R&D, Marcy l’Etoile, France

 CPS 

P. Ciragil . M. Gul . M. Aral . H. Ekerbicer. Evaluation of a new chromogenic medium for isolation and identification of common urinary tract pathogens. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2006) 25: 108–111. DOI 10.1007/s10096-006-0103-5

COMPATIBILITY OF CPS®ID3, A NEW CHROMOGENIC MEDIUM, WITH THE VITEK®2 SYSTEM. N. FANJAT, N. GARCIA, S. ORENGA, D. ROBICHON, C. ROGER-DALBERTbioMérieux, R&D Microbiology, La Balme-Les-Grottes, France

 Strepto B

Asmaa Tazi, Hélène Réglier-Poupet, François Dautezac, Josette Raymond, Claire Poyart. Comparative evaluation of Strepto B ID®chromogenic medium and Granada media for the detection of Group B streptococcus from vaginal samples of pregnant women. Journal of Microbiological Methods 73 (2008) 263-265.

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