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HardyCHROM™ CRE Agar, a chromogenic medium for detection of carbapenemase in Enterobacteriaceae, 15x100mm plate, order by the package of 10, by Hardy Diagnostics

Carbapenem resistance screening!

HardyCHROM™ CRE Agar is a selective and differential chromogenic medium, containing a carbapenem, intended for use as a plating technique to obtain a pure culture of gram-negative bacteria that produce carbapenemase. HardyCHROM™ CRE Agar is not intended to diagnose infections by carbapenem-resistant bacteria, guide or monitor treatment for infections, or provide susceptibility results to a carbapenem. Sub-culturing is necessary for microorganism identification, susceptibility testing, and epidemiological typing.

The selective components in HardyCHROM™ CRE Agar are agents that inhibit the growth of yeast, gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative carbapenem-sensitive bacteria (e.g., a carbapenem). The presence of chromogens allows the differentiation of gram-negative bacteria that produce carbapenemase. The colonies of those bacteria that release products when they use the chromogens as a substrate source appear colored.

Features and Benefits:

  • E. coli produces colonies that are rose to magenta in color with darker pink centers.

  • Pseudomonas spp. produce colorless to light yellowgreen, translucent colonies which may have a slight iridescence with crinkled edges.

  • Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Serratia spp. produce large, dark blue colonies.

  • Citrobacter spp. produce dark blue colonies, often with a rose halo in the surrounding media.

This media is to be stored and incubated in the dark. If you have a light in your refrigerator, incubator, or you leave the media exposed to light on the bench top, Hardy Diagnostics offers free Blok-Boxes. Blok-Box is a reusable cardboard box that holds one sleeve of ten petri plates.

Please ask Customer Service if you would like a free Blok-Box sent with your order. Customer Service – (800) 266-2222.



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Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
G323 HardyCHROM CRE
HDx, 15x100mm plt 10/pk R
$30.96 USD PK10

Manufacturer Category Organism
Hardy Diagnostics: prepared media

Media, Prepared

Acinetobacter

Enterobacteriaceae


Instructions for Use Video SDS


N/A



Brochures and Studies BioSafety Level




N/A

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