UTI Culture Paddles (UDP)
UDP was designed for UTI screening by providing a semi-quantitative
colony count along with a presumptive identification of
many common uropathogens. The product consists of a two
sided paddle containing selective and non-selective media
that fits securely into a screw cap plastic vial to maintain
sterility. One side contains C.L.E.D. agar that changes
color in the presence of various organisms including E.
coli, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, and others. The
opposite side contains EMB (Eosin Methylene Blue) agar,
a selective medium that will support the growth of most
Gram negative organisms while providing additional information
regarding the suspected pathogen.
To test a sample,
the Uricult® dip paddle is removed from it’s protective vial,
immersed into the urine sample, and returned to the vial
for incubation at 37º C for 18-24 hours. Smaller samples
can be dispensed directly onto the media using a syringe
or sterile pipette. For an even more accurate colony count,
specimens can be streaked onto the paddle with a 10ul calibrated
incubation, the results are compared to a color chart
an example. for presumptive identification and colony
count. The entire vial can then be sent off for confirmation
and antibiotic susceptibility testing.
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Culture Paddles are sold 10 to a box with typical dating of
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As with all culture procedures, a 37° incubator is required.
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