Chromatic CRE

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.

Chromatic CRE

Liofilchem Chromatic CRE

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


Red Blue-green

Blue with red halo

White to natural pigmented


Chromatic CRE è disponibile in confezioni da 20 piastre pronte all'uso, Liofilchem cod. 11619.

Evaluation of a new method for detecting KPC-producing bacteria based on the combination of a screening medium and a gradient diffusion system F. Brocco, D. Vitagliano, F. Demetrio

ECCMID 2013, e-Poster no. 690

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