Can serums be replaced by Mueller-Hinton agar in germ tube test?


Atalay M. A. , Koc A. N. , Parkan O. M. , Aydemir G., Elmali F., Sav H.

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.20, no.1, pp.61-63, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1119-3077.180046
  • Title of Journal : NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-63

Abstract

Background: The germ tube test (GTT) is inexpensive, easy, and well-defined test that differentiates Candida albicans (excluding Candida dubliniensis and Candida africana) from other species. The aim of this study was to evaluate various serums (i.e., human, rabbit, horse, and fetal bovine serum) used in the GTT and Mueller-Hinton agar (MHA).