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Chromatic CRE contains a mixture of carbapenems for screening a wide variety of carbapenem-resistance mechanisms and provides presumptive identification of E. coli and the Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia and Citrobacter (KESC) group directly from clinical specimens.
Carbapenems, successfully used to treat multi-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections, including ESBL positive strains, are not efficacious against the Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenems, thus generating a significant risk of hospital-acquired infections.


Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae
Carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter spp.
Carbapenem-resistant Citrobacter spp.
Carbapenem-resistant Non Enterobacteriaceae
Other microorganisms
Typical appearance of the colonies

Blue with red halo
White to natural pigmented
Chromatic CRE is available in boxes of 20 ready plates, Liofilchem catalog ref. 11619.