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Productcode: KPRT2
Supplier: CHROMagar
Package size: 5000 ml

Product information

  1. Detection of gram-negative bacteria expressing a reduced susceptibility to antibiotics of the carbapenem family.

  2. Detection of NDM-1: this new resistance gene recently reported, has the ability of destroying carbapenems. Bacteria harbouring this resistance mechanism (a metallo-betalactmase) can easily be screened with CHROMagar KPC.

  3. Species identification thanks to the CHROMagar™ Orientation base.

  4. Time and workload savings: there is no need for a selective pre-enrichment medium. Direct plating of the sample is possible.

  5. Requires only 18-24 hours of incubation.

  6. Unique commercially available culture medium for the detection of bacteria having reduced suceptibility to carbapenems.

  7. Flexibility: CHROMagar KPC Supplement is supplied with a shelf-life of about 2 years. This allows for flexibility of use, whether in an epidemic situation with many patients to screen, or whether for random surveillance of cultures.


Cost-Effective and Rapid Presumptive Identification of Gram-Negative Bacilli in Routine Urine, Pus, and Stool Cultures: Evaluation of the Use of CHROMagar™ Orientation Medium in Conjunction with Simple Biochemical Tests
The algorithm for a new identification system was designed on the basis of colony color and morphology on CHROMagar™ Orientation medium in conjunction with simple biochemical tests. The accuracy and cost-effectiveness of this new system were prospectively evaluated with a total of 472 gram-negative bacillus isolates which were detected on CHROMagar™ Orientation medium. For 466 of the isolates (98.7%), no discrepancies in the results were obtained on the basis of the identification algorithm. CHROMagar™ Orientation permitted reliable detection and presumptive identification. In addition, this rapid identification system not only significantly reduced costs but it also improved the daily work flow within the clinical microbiology laboratory.