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Title: Identification of Candida dubliniensis in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory
Authors: Momani, O.M.
Qaddoomi, A.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: C and ida dubliniensis is an emerging yeast pathogen isolated mainly from immunocompromised patients. As molecular tests are currently unsuitable for use in routine diagnostic laboratories, we compared a variety of phenotypic techniques for differentiating C. albicans and C. dubliniensis. The tests included: colony colour on CHROMagar C and ida medium; growth at 37 degrees C and 45 degrees C; ability to produce germ tubes and chlamydospores; and the Auxacolor system. The organisms included 105 isolates previously identified as C. albicans, 10 reference strains of C. albicans, 2 reference strains of C. dubliniensis and 102 fresh clinical isolates identified as C. albicans. None of the tests alone was satisfactory but a combination of 3 tests may be suitable for presumptive identification of C. dubliniensis
Description: 366-371
Keywords: CHROMagar
Candida albicans
Chromogenic Compounds
DNA, Fungal
Subject: Candida
ISSN: 1020-3397
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