Candida Ident Agar, modified

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus


Quality Level





shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


agar, 18 g/L
chloramphenicol, 0.05 g/L
chromogenic mixture, 3.0 g/L
glucose, 10 g/L
malt extract, 3 g/L
peptic digest of animal tissue, 5 g/L
yeast extract, 3 g/L


NutriSelect® Plus


microbiology: suitable (microbial identification)

final pH

7.2±0.2 (25 °C)

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selective and differential for Candida spp.
selective and differential for Pichia spp.
selective and differential for Saccharomyces spp.
selective and differential for Zygosaccharomyces spp.
selective and differential for molds (General Media)
selective and differential for yeasts (General Media)


For the selective isolation and identification of Candida species from clinical material like stool, urine, skin scurf and swabs.

Preparation Note

Suspend 42.1 g in 1 litre distilled water. Boil to dissolve the medium completely. DO NOT autoclave. Cool to 50°C and aseptically add 2 vials/l Candida Selective Supplement (Cat. No. 68067) and pour into sterile petri plates.

Legal Information

NutriSelect is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
J L Perry et al.
Journal of clinical microbiology, 25(12), 2424-2425 (1987-12-01)
The initial evaluation of a fluorescence, nonmicroscopic method of rapid identification of Candida albicans is described. A total of 524 yeast isolates were evaluated in parallel by the umbelliferyl-conjugated N-acetyl-beta-D-galactosaminide (UAG) test and the germ tube (GT) test in comparison...
P Rousselle et al.
Journal of clinical microbiology, 32(12), 3034-3036 (1994-12-01)
Two commercially available agar media, Albicans ID and Fluoroplate, that use a chromogenic or a fluorogenic substrate for the detection and identification of Candida albicans were evaluated. From 1,006 clinical samples containing 723 yeast strains, 352 C. albicans strains were...
Daniel R Pentland et al.
Frontiers in microbiology, 11, 975-975 (2020-06-09)
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Yeast is one of the most important microorganisms known and utilised by mankind. Ancient Middle Eastern civilisations used the organism to bake bread and to produce mead, beer and wine.
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