Evaluation of growth characteristics on blood agar and eosin methylene blue agar for the identification of Candida (Torulopsis) glabrata.

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Candida albicans and Candida (Torulopsis) glabrata are the most common species of yeast encountered in the clinical laboratory. In this study, we sought to evaluate simple means of screening cultures for the presence or absence of C. glabrata. Twelve thousand five hundred (12,500) consecutive cultures were evaluated for sufficient yeast growth to warrant… (More)

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