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Chromatic CRE

Chromatic CRE is a selective and differential chromogenic medium used for the qualitative and presumptive detection of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae [CRE] directly from clinical specimens.

Chromatic CRE results can be interpreted after incubation for 24 hours. Subculture to a non-selective medium is required for confirming identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and epidemiological typing.

Chromatic CRE

√  Chromatic CRE is intended as an aid in the detection of the following bacteria: Escherichia coli and KES [Klebsiella aerogenes, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae complex, and Serratia marcescens] that are non-susceptible to carbapenems.

√  Carbapenems, successfully used to treat multi-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections, including ESBL positive strains, are not efficacious against the Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenems, thus generating a significant risk of hospital-acquired infections.

Chromatic CRE

√  Hospital Laboratory Department

√  Nosocomial Infection Control Department

√  Drug Resistance Monitoring Laboratory

√  Scientific Research Laboratory