• VITEK 2 YST ID card

VITEK® 2 YST ID card

Identification of pathogenic yeasts

Rapid, accurate species-level identification of pathogenic yeasts

  • Identify up to 50 yeasts
  • Convenient & safe: closed, ready-to-use disposable system
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Pathogenic yeasts, such as those in the Candida genus, may cause serious infection, especially in immunocompromised patients, and can be a source of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). Preventing the spread of these pathogens is therefore important for better patient care and cost control in the healthcare setting. Convenient and safe VITEK® 2 ID cards are self-contained, disposable cards designed to be used with the VITEK®2 family of instruments. The VITEK®2 YST ID card offers rapid and accurate identification of a broad range of pathogenic yeasts.

Microscopy of Candida albicans

Candida albicans

Yeasts identified with VITEK®2 YST ID card

Alphabetical order

Candida albicans

Candida boidinii

Candida catenulata

Candida colliculosa

Candida dubliniensis

Candida famata

Candida freyschussii

Candida glabrata

Candida guilliermondii

Candida haemulonii

Candida inconspicua/Candida lambica

Candida intermedia

Candida kefyr

Candida krusei

Candida lipolytica

Candida lusitaniae

Candida magnoliae

Candida norvegensis

Candida parapsilosis

Candida pelliculosa

Candida pulcherrima

Candida rugosa

Candida sake

Candida spherica

Candida tropicalis

Candida utilis

Candida zeylanoides

Cryptococcus albidus

Cryptococcus laurentii

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus terreus

Cryptococcus uniguttulatus

Geotrichum klebahnii

Kloeckera spp.

Kodamaea ohmeri

Malassezia furfur

Malassezia pachydermatis

Millerozyma farinosa (Pichia farinosa)

Prototheca wickerhamii

Prototheca zopfii

Rhodotorula glutinis/Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Rhodotorula minuta

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Saprochaete capitata (Geotrichum capitatum)

Sporobolomyces salmonicolor

Stephanoascus ciferrii

Trichosporon asahii

Trichosporon inkin

Trichosporon mucoides

Zygosaccharomyces bailii




VITEK® 2 YST ID card size
10 cm x 6 cm x 0.5 cm, 16 grams
Reference number 21343

Please contact your local bioMérieux representative for product availability.

VITEK® 2: Publications

  1. Aubertine, JCM, January 2006, Vol 44 No. 1, pages 227-228.
  2. Rommler, et al, Poster C-123, ASM Orlando, May 2006.
  3. Blondel-Hill, et al, Poster D-691, ICAAC, San Francisco, Sep 2006.
  4. Funke et al, JCM, Jan 2005, Vol 43, No 1, pages 84-88.
  5. Funke et al, JCM, Sep 2004, Vol 42, No 9, pages 4067-4071.
  6. Ayats, et al, Poster C158, ASM Toronto, May 2007.
  7. Rennie, JCM, August 2008, Vol 48 No. 8, page 2646-2651.
  8. Rennie, JCM, August 2008, Vol 48 No. 8, page 2681-2685.


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