• Chromogenic Culture Media

Chromogenic Culture Media

Culture, screening, enumeration & identification of microorganisms

  • High selectivity & specificity
  • Easy-to-use
  • Short protocols

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chromID® includes a range of culture media designed to meet your daily needs and provide you with both reliable results and peace of mind. Based on color, they are extremely easy to interpret and save you time and resources.

High performance culture media for quality veterinary diagnostic

Veterinary laboratories need quality solutions to perform screening, detection and enumeration of microorganisms. bioMerieux has designed the ChromID® media range: high performance prepared plated media which demonstrate extremely high selectivity and high specificity.

With our range of ChromID® media, we guarantee both reliable results and an increase of your lab productivity on a daily basis.

Complete offer of chromogenic media

Our range includes solutions for the detection, enumeration and isolation of the main microorganisms tested in veterinary diagnostic.


ChromID® CPS

This chromogenic culture media was designed for the isolation, enumeration and direct identification of E. coliProteus and Enterococci and Klebsiella–Enterobacter–Serratia–Citrobacter (KESC) in a single step using urine specimens






ChromID® Strepto B

For the screening of all S. agalactiae






ChromID® VRE

This chromogenic media was designed for the rapid and reliable qualitative detection of Enterococcus faecium and E. faecalis showing acquired vancomycin resistance. It can help institutions identify the reservoir and control the spread of these pathogenic organisms.

Flexible: you can perform culture, identification and isolation with the same medium

Ready-to-use medium


     - Blue-to-green colonies for E.faecalis

     - Violet colonies for E.faecium



Designed for the direct and definitive detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, this chromogenic culture media enables veterinary labs in their surveillance against infections associated to this microorganism.

Flexible: you can perform culture, identification and isolation with the same medium

Ready-to-use medium





ChromID® Candida

For the selective isolation of yeasts and the direct identification of Candida albicans






ChromID® C. difficile

Designed for the identification and isolation of Clostridium difficile, this media is a direct answer to the comprehensive infection prevention program. With ChromID® C.difficile, laboratories are able to identify the source and to control a pathogenic organism to spread

  • Flexible: you can perform culture, identification and isolation with the same medium
  • Short process:

                               - Medium is ready-to-use

                               - 24-hour incubation

Other chromogenic culture media for veterinary diagnostics

Our range of chromogenic media for veterinary diagnostics also includes solutions for the detection, isolation and enumeration of:

  • Salmonella
  • ESBL
  • Staphyloccocus aureus

Click here to discover our culture media offer including chromogenic, conventional and specific media, blood agar, susceptibility testing and environmental control media, as well as tubes, bottles, dipslides, transport media, labware and more… 

Visit our e-catalogue for veterinary applications to discover our full range of chromogenic culture media.

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