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HardyCHROM™ Candida, CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media, 10kg bucket, by Hardy Diagnostics

Hardy Diagnostics CRITERION™ HardyCHROM™ Candida is a selective medium recommended for the isolation and identification of yeasts. This medium also allows for the differentiation of C. albicans , C. tropicalis and C. krusei based on differences in colony morphology and color. This medium facilitates the detection of mixed yeast cultures.

This dehydrated culture medium is a raw material intended to be used in the making of prepared media products, which will require further processing, additional ingredients, or supplements.

CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media by Hardy Diagnostics is formulated to meet or exceed the highest standards. Compare these features…

  • Wide mouth opening - reduces dust formation by allowing the easy entry of a scoop
  • Convenient handgrip - 'no slip' finger holds
  • Stackable containers - for efficient storage
  • Increased solubility - dissolves quickly
  • Custom and bulk products available - to your specifications
  • Competitive pricing - call for a price quote for large volume purchases!
  • Technical/instruction sheets available on our web catalog
  • Unparalleled performance - tested for optimal growth


CRITERION™ HardyCHROM™ Candida is a selective and differential medium containing chromogenic substrates. After degradation by specific enzymes, the substrates release different colored compounds. Certain species or groups of organisms can then be differentiated with a minimum number of confirmatory tests.

Colonies of C. albicans appear green to dark metallic green, C. tropicalis colonies appear medium blue to dark metallic blue with a blue halo, and C. krusei colonies appear flat, often rough or crenated, and pink to medium pink in color. Other species appear pink, often with a darker mauve center (C. glabrata and other species). Other yeasts may appear white to pink.

Additionally, HardyCHROM™ Candida can be used in conjunction with Rapid Trehalose Broth (Cat. no. Z205) or GlabrataQuick™ (Cat. no. Z298) to aid in the identification of C. glabrata. When HardyCHROM™ Candida is used as the primary plating medium, only colonies that morphologically (pink, often with a darker mauve center) resemble C. glabrata should be tested for trehalose assimilation.

HardyCHROM™ Candida contains glucose and selected peptones as a nutrient supply. Chromogenic substrates are incorporated to enable the production of different colored compounds when degraded by specific enzymes present in the yeast. Chloramphenicol is added as an inhibitory agent against the growth of most bacteria, present in mixed samples.

Container sizes include:

- 2L mylar® bag – pre-measured for a 2 liter batch, no weighing needed!
- 500gm bottle - wide mouth, easy grip bottle, comes with a free scoop!
- 2kg and 10kg bucket - with convenient screw lid

Also see our selection of petri plates, glass screw-cap tubes, animal blood, media supplements and antibiotics.

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Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
C9003 HC Candida
$11,958.86 USD EA

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Hardy Diagnostics: CRITERION Dehydrated Media

Dehydrated Media - CRITERION


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