Methods


Candida albicans USP <62>*

Method References


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

Sample Size


25g

Estimated Turn Around Time


5 Days

Reporting Unit


Presumptive or Negative
/mL or /g

Limit of Detection


N/A

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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