BioMed’s InTray™ DM (Dermatophyte) culture serves as a microbiology sample collection, transport, and culture device allowing for simultaneous detection and observation of the dermatophyte fungal group. By combining several procedures into a single device, BioMed’s patented InTray™ DM saves time and money, while reducing exposure to collected samples. Dermatophytes are a specific group of fungi that cause common skin, nail, and hair infections in both humans and animals. Dermatophytes are zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted across species and are generally made up of the three genera: Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton. Infections caused by these fungi are commonly referred to as “tinea” or “ringworm”.
The InTray system consists of an outer, resealable label with an optically clear, anti-fog window covering the media creating an airtight seal over the 1″ diameter surface. The innovative design of the InTray, with its unique, high-performance viewing window, can be placed directly under a microscope, while remaining sealed. The InTray removes the need to prepare slides or expose the sample once the device has been inoculated.
Each box contains 5 individual test kits
To inoculate the InTray™ DM, pull back the lower right corner of the label adjacent to the clear window until the protective seal is completely visible. Remove the seal by pulling the tab, discard the seal but do not remove the white filter strip over the vent.
Obtain a small amount of specimen and place on top of the 1″ agar medium. With hair samples, several (3-6) small pieces, about 2cm long, should be cut from the infected portion for inoculation onto the surface of the medium. Skin scrapings should be taken with a sharp blade from the outer ridge of an active lesion. Both nail pieces and scrapings from beneath the nail may be cultured. For best results, cut nails into small pieces. Be sure to prevent samples from extending beyond the well area.
Reseal the InTray™ by returning the label to its original position so the optically clear anti-fog window covers the medium. Press the edges of the label against the plastic tray to ensure an airtight seal. Once inoculated, incubate the InTray™ DM at room temperature in the dark.
InTray™ agar is formulated to produce a red color and give white to cream colored, dusty or powdery colony morphology, which will appear within 1-14 days of inoculation. The medium is formulated to produce distinctive colony growth with typical identifying characteristics, both macro and microscopically. For examination using a microscope, simply place the InTray™ DM on the microscope stage and observe.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store and incubate at room temperature (18-25°C)