Culture Media

  1. differetial isolation and presumptive identification of group D streptococci and enterococci
    BE (bile esculin) agar
  2. selective and differential for cultivation of vancomycin - resistant enterococci from clinical and surveillance specimens
    bile esculin azide agar with vancomycin
  3. cultivation of fastidious microorganisms, determination of hemolytic reactions
    blood agar
  4. used in isolation of Bordetella pertussis
    bordet-gengou agar
  5. enrichment for Legionella spp.
    buffered charcoal-yeast extract agar
  6. selective for campylobacter spp.
    • campy-blood agar
    • skirrow agar
  7. selective medium for recovery of Campylobacter spp
    campylobacter thioglycollate broth
  8. selective medium for isolation of Campylobacter spp.
    cefoperazone, vancomycin, amphotericin (CVA) medium
  9. selective for Yersinia spp.; may be useful for isolation of Aeromonas spp.
    cefsulodin, irgasan, novobiocin (CIN) agar
  10. cultivation of Haemophilus spp. and pathogenic Neisseria spp.
    chocolate agar
  11. used for selective isolation of gram-positive cocci
    Columbia colistin-nalidixic acid (CNA) agar
  12. isolation of C. diptheriae
    Cysteine-tellurite blood agar
  13. isolation and differentiation of lactose fermenting and non lactose fermenting enteric bacilli
    eosin methylene blue (EMB) agar (Levine)
  14. selective (enrichment) liquid medium for enteric pathogens
    gram negative (GN) broth
  15. differential selective medium for the isolation and differentiation of Salmonella and Shigella spp. from other gram negative enteric bacilli
    Hektoen enteric (HE) agar
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Culture Media
review of different culture media used in clinical laboratory