Media, agar and reagents

Media Preparation

The Microbiology laboratory has NATA accreditation for the manufacture of media, agar and reagents. Agars available for supply include:

Media

Code Purpose Reference method/ Formulae source
Bile Esculin Azide Agar (60 mm plates) BEAA Confirmation of intestinal enterococci isolated from ENTERO (Slanetz & Bartley Medium) agar. AS/NZS 4276.9:2007
Brilliance E.coli/Coliform Agar (60 mm plates) BEC Isolation/enumeration and confirmation of thermotolerant coliforms and E. coli using membrane filtration. In-House (Wohlsen TD.Lett Appl Microbiol. 2011 Aug;53(2):155-60)
Chromoselect Clostridium Perfringens Agar  (60 mm plates) CCP Isolation and enumeration of Clostridium perfringens from sewage and surface water samples. In-house (Fluka)
m-EI Enterococci Agar (60 mm plates) MEI Isolation and enumeration of intestinal enterococci using membrane filtration. APHA 1600
Membrane-Enterococcus Agar (Slanetz & Bartley Medium) (60 mm plates) ENTERO Isolation and enumeration of intestinal enterococci using membrane filtration. AS/NZS 4276.9:2007
Milk Agar + Cetrimide (90mm plates) MILK

Confirmation of Ps. aeruginosa isolated using membrane filtration.

AS/NZS 4276.13:2008
Modified Faecal Coliform Agar (60 mm plates) MFC Isolation and enumeration of thermotolerant coliforms by membrane filtration. AS/NZS 4276.7:2007
m-PA-C Agar (60 mm plates) MPAC Isolation and enumeration of Ps. aeruginosa by membrane filtration. AS/NZS 4276.13:2008
Nutrient Agar (slopes/plates) (90 mm plates) NA Cultivation of culturable bacteria. AS/NZS 4276.2:1995
Perfringens Agar (60 mm plates) (OPSP) Isolation and enumeration of Clostridium perfringens from sewage and surface water samples. In-house (Wohlsen et.al., 2006. Letters in Applied Micro. 42:438–444)

 


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