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East Mediterr Health J. 2005 May;11(3):366-71.

Identification of Candida dubliniensis in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory.

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Department of Microbiology, Omar Medical Laboratories, Amman, Jordan.


Candida dubliniensis is an emerging yeast pathogen isolated mainly from immunocompromised patients. As molecular tests are currently unsuitable for use in routine diagnostic laboratories, we compared a variety of phenotypic techniques for differentiating C. albicans and C. dubliniensis. The tests included: colony colour on CHROMagar Candida medium; growth at 37 degrees C and 45 degrees C; ability to produce germ tubes and chlamydospores; and the Auxacolor system. The organisms included 105 isolates previously identified as C. albicans, 10 reference strains of C. albicans, 2 reference strains of C. dubliniensis and 102 fresh clinical isolates identified as C. albicans. None of the tests alone was satisfactory but a combination of 3 tests may be suitable for presumptive identification of C. dubliniensis.

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