Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Special cultures

Special Culture requirements:
H. influenzae : Chocolate agar with factors V (NAD+), Factor X (Hematin)
N. gonorrheae : Thayer Martin Media - VPN media.
V- Vancomycin : for gram positive bacteria
P- Polymyxin : for gram negative bacteria
N- Neomycin: for fungi
B. pertussis: Bordet-Gengou (Potato) agar
C. diphtheriae : Tellurite plate, Loffler's media
M. tuberculosis: Lowenstein - Jensen agar
M. pneumoniae: Eaton's agar (have sterols)
Legionella: Charcoal yeast extract agar buffered with cysteine and iron.

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