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Utilizing Chromogenic Media in the Microbiology Laboratory to Address Current Healthcare Challenges - 2018 Update

Microbiology laboratories are under continuous pressure to be more efficient. One of the highest volume specimen types received in microbiology is the urine culture. Urine cultures are a significant burden on microbiology laboratories for labor, media and reagent costs.

This free webinar took place Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A recorded version of the presentation is now live.

Rambach introduced chromogenic agar in 1979 for clinical microbiology laboratories. These media incorporate chromogenic substrates that release differently colored compounds when degraded by microbial specific enzymes. Thus, organisms can be identified by the presence of specifically colored colonies on different nutrient agar plates.

In this Webinar you will learn:

  • The principles of chromogenic agar reactions,
  • The applications of chromogenic media with different specimen types
  • An overview of the literature supporting the use of chromogenic media
  • Lab protocols that may improve the efficiency of urine culture performance including the reflex urine culture and the use of BD BBL™ CHROMagar™ Orientation media
This webinar is sponsored by:
BD Lifesciences
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