Serratia species are implicated in nosocomial infections. In several countries, Serratia marcescens is frequently associated with epidemics in intensive care units in particular in neonatal and pediatric units.
To prevent outbreak, surveillance requires effective recovery of clinical isolates from faeces, wound exudates, respiratory and environmental samples. S. marcescens is able to survive days to months on surfaces, distilled water and hand soap, making it an important pathogen in nosocomial infections and sporadic epidemics.
In this context, CHROMagar™ has developed CHROMagar™ Serratia, a culture medium perfectly suited to the search for S. marcescens in faeces.
CHROMagar™ Serratia is also available as Ready Prepared Media. Please contact us for more information.