Rapid urea broth test for yeasts

  • Roberts G
  • Horstmeier C
  • Land G
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A rapid, miniaturized, urea broth test useful for detecting urease activity of yeasts was compared to Christensen urea agar. All urease-producing yeasts tested were positive on both media; however, 60% were reactive in the urea R broth within 30 min, and the remainder were reactive within 4 h. This urea multiwell test may be useful as a rapid screening method for detecting urease-producing yeasts recovered from clinical specimens and as an adjunct test with other rapid methods of yeast identification.

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  • PUI: 8376375
  • ISSN: 00951137
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0018097870
  • SGR: 0018097870
  • PMID: 353068


  • G. D. Roberts

  • C. D. Horstmeier

  • G. A. Land

  • J. H. Foxworth

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