CHROMID® Culture Media

Chromogenic Media for Organism Isolation and Identification

CHROMID provides clear, easy to read media that can be used by trained staff to aid in infection prevention efforts to control the spread of resistance in an institution. bioMérieux, Inc. is a partner you can work with to enhance your antimicrobial stewardship efforts – providing faster, more accurate and actionable results.

 

USES

  • Isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms
  • Particular use in identification of microorganisms causing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)

ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION:

CHROMID MRSA/CHROMID
S. aureus bi-plate

CHROMID CPS® ELITE

CHROMID Strepto B

CHROMID Candida

HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAIs):

CHROMID MRSA

CHROMID VRE

CHROMID C. difficile

CHROMID CARBA

 

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CHROMID® CULTURE MEDIA FEATURES & SPECS

CHROMID Chromogenic Media

With CHROMID, bioMérieux offers you an extensive range of chromogenic media for the simultaneous culture and identification of microorganisms.

Designed to meet your increasing daily challenges, these high quality media provide you with reliable results and true peace-of-mind.

Our recognized expertise in culture, identification and susceptibility testing naturally led us to pioneer the chromogenic media concept back in 1989. Since then, we have continued to create innovative chromogenic media solutions to meet your everyday needs.

 

CHROMID MRSA/CHROMID S. aureus bi-plate REF 414524 (20 bi-plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the rapid and reliable screening of S. aureus and Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in one convenient bi-plate
  • Easy-to-read: green colonies on one side means Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) and green on both sides means MRSA

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CHROMID MRSA REF 43841 (20 plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the rapid and reliable screening of Methicillin-resistant
    S. aureus (MRSA)
  • Easy-to-read: green colonies mean MRSA

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CHROMID VRE REF 43851 (20 plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the rapid and reliable screening of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE)
  • Easy-to-read: violet colonies for E. faecalis and blue colonies identify E. faecium

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CHROMID C. difficile REF 43871 (20 plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the screening and isolation of Clostridioides difficile
  • Easy-to-read: gray to black colonies on a clear agar
  • Saves time: 24-hour incubation time vs. 48-72 hours for other methods

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CHROMID Strepto B REF 419751 (20 plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the rapid and reliable screening of S. agalactiae
  • Easy-to-read: pink to red colonies mean S. agalactiae
  • Detects both ß hemolytic and non-ß hemolytic group B Streptococci

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CHROMID CPS® ELITE

Translucent REF 418284 (20 plates), REF 416172 (100 plates)

Opaque REF 418206 (20 plates), REF 416173 (100 plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the screening of common urinary tract pathogens
  • Improved workflow: easy-to-read colored colonies on one plate
  • Save time: Reduced need to subculture mixed colonies, E.coli, KESC and Proteus are directly identified

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CHROMID Candida REF 43631 (20 plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the isolation of common Candida species including C. tropicalis and C. albicans
  • Easy-to-read colonies on a clear background: blue colonies for Candida albicans and pink colonies for Candida tropicalis

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CHROMID Carba REF 414012 (20 plates)

  • Chromogenic media for the isolation of Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Easy-to-read colonies on a clear background: pink to burgundy for E. coli and blue-green for the KESC group

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CHROMID PUBLICATIONS

Candida

Eraso E, Moragues MD, Villar-Vidal MV, et al. 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(9):3340-3345. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00213-06 

Chanteperdrix V, Lebeau B, Pelloux H, Grillot R, Roche JM. Evaluation of the performance of candida ID2, a new chromogenic agar medium for detection and differentiation of clinically important yeasts. Poster presented at: 14th ECCMID; 2004; Prague, Czech Republic.

CPS

Ciragil P, Gul M, Aral M, Ekerbicer H. Evaluation of a new chromogenic medium for isolation and identification of common urinary tract pathogens. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2006;25(2):108-11. doi: 10.1007/s10096-006-0103-5

Fanjat N, Farcia N, Orenga S, Robichon D, Roger-Dalbert C. Compatibility of CPS® ID3, a new chromogenic medium, with the VITEK® 2 system. Poster presented at: 14th ECCMID; 2004; Prague, Czech Republic.

Strepto B

Tazi A,  Réglier-Poupet H, Dautezac F, Raymond J, Poyart C. Comparative evaluation of Strepto B ID chromogenic medium and Granada media for the detection of Group B Streptococcus from vaginal samples of pregnant women. J Microbiol Methods. 2008;73(3):263-265. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2008.02.024

 

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