Candida albicans USP <62>*

Method References

U.S. Pharmacopeia Chapter <62> Microbial Examination of Nonsterile Products: Test for Specific Microorganisms

Sample Size


Estimated Turn Around Time

5 Days

Reporting Unit

Presumptive or Negative
/mL or /g

Method Description

Samples are enriched and incubated following USP method requirements. The enrichment is then plated on media and re-incubated. Plates are then read and results generated based on whether colonies are present or absent.

Additional Information

Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogenic yeast that can cause candidiasis.
This procedure indicates the presence of Candida albicans in a sample following the USP 62 enrichment method.

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