TABLE 2

Growth results for clinical samples positive for C. auris that were directly plated on CHROMagar Candida and processed through the enrichment broth procedure for isolation of C. auris

Specimen typePositive by CHROMagar Candida (% positive)aPositive by Salt SAB Dex broth (% positive)
Vaginal swab1 (100)1 (100)
Stool1 (100)1 (100)
Urine2 (100)2 (100)
Rectal swab2 (100)2 (100)
Environmental swab2 (40)5 (100)
Groin swab6 (86)7 (100)
Nasal swab5 (63)8 (100)
Axilla swab7 (87)8 (100)
Axilla/groin composite swab30 (68)43 (100)
Total specimens tested56 (73)77 (100)
  • a Percentage of specimens that were found positive by both methods.