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DermaTect Kit

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DermaTect Kit

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Butler Schein™ Animal Health

Active Ingredient(s): Ingredients per liter of demineralized water:

Dermatophyte test medium (base):

Peptone 110

10.0 g

Dextrose

10.0 g

Agar

20.0 g

Phenol red

0.2 g

Cycloheximide

0.5 g

The pH is 5.5 ± 0.2 at 25°C.

Pre-form dermatophyte test medium contains:

Gentamicin

0.1 g

Chlortetracycline

0.1 g

DermaTect Kit Indications

DERMATECT is a formulation for dermatophytes with a yellow to red pH indicator for the growth of dermatophytes and related fungi. Gentamicin and chlortetracycline retard the growth of most bacteria, while cycloheximide inhibits the development of most saprophytic fungi.

Test Procedure: The specimen should be inoculated immediately onto the DERMATECT vial. Cutaneous specimens should be implanted by pressing the samples into the agar surface. Incubation at temperatures of 20°-30°C is satisfactory for the growth of most dermatophytes. Optimal growth and indicator change occurs at 29°C. To ensure the presence of an aerobic environment for the best recovery of dermatophytes, do not tighten the tube caps.

After 24 hours the test media may be examined for a color change from yellow to red. Most pathogenic dermatophytes will produce full color changes in three (3) to six (6) days. Other organisms may grow on DERMATECT but can be recognized as non-dermatophytes by the absence of color change or by their colonial appearance.

Inoculation onto a conventional cultivation medium is recommended for the identification of species when DERMATECT suggests the presence of a dermatophyte.

Test characteristics:

Organisms

Results

Aspergillus flavus

Suppressed

Microsporum audouinil

Growth alkaline (red)

Trichophyton rubeum

Growth, alkaline (red)

Caution(s): For veterinary use only.

Presentation: 10 and 20 vial kits.

NAC No.: 10822541

BUTLER SCHEIN™ ANIMAL HEALTH
A Henry Schein Company

400 METRO PLACE NORTH, DUBLIN, OH, 43017-7545
Telephone:   614-761-9095
Toll-Free:   1-888-691-2724 (My1-BSAH)
Website:   www.ButlerSchein.com
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