Rapid urea broth test for yeasts

G. D. Roberts, C. D. Horstmeier, Geoffrey Land, J. H. Foxworth

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A rapid, miniaturized, urea broth test useful for detecting urease activity of yeasts was compared to Christensen urea agar. All urease-producing yeasts tested were positive on both media; however, 60% were reactive in the urea R broth within 30 min, and the remainder were reactive within 4 hr. This urea multiwell test may be useful as a rapid screening method for detecting urease-producing yeasts recovered from clinical specimens and as an adjunct test with other rapid methods of yeast identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-588
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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