Antibiotic Supplements

Antibiotic Supplements products are formulated to supply the required nutrients to allow for the growth of microorganisms. Used in combination with a variety of selective agents and incubation conditions a wide range of specific organisms can be isolated. With careful raw material selection of the various media components E&O can ensure a consistent level of quality and performance. For each formulation the necessary ingredients are accurately weighed, combined and blended together to produce a homogenous powdered product.

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  • Ampicillin Selective Supplement (100mgs/L) E&O Laboratories Ltd Ampicillin Selective Supplement can be used with LB Agar for selective cultivation of E. coli strains that contain plasmids conferring ampicillin resistance. Ampicillin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections. It is a beta-lactam antibiotic that is part of the amino penicillin family. It is active against many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.  
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  • E&O Laboratories Limited Pseudomonas Selective CN Supplement (LS0006) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the selective isolation of Pseudomonas species particularly Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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  • Neomycin Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd Neomycin Selective Supplement (LS0017) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the isolation of anaerobes from clinical specimens.  
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  • Kanamycin Selective Supplement (50mgs/L) E&O Laboratories Ltd Kanamycin Selective Supplement can be used with LB Agar for selective cultivation of E. coli and other organisms that contain plasmids conferring kanamycin resistance. Kanamycin is an aminoglycoside bacteriocidal antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of infections Kanamycin is isolated from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus.  
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  • GC LCAT Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd LCAT Selective Supplement (LS0001) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the selective isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis.  
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  • Bordetella Selective Supplement Bordetella Selective Supplement LS0018 is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the culture of Bordetella pertussis.  
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  • PALCAM Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd PALCAM Selective Supplement (LS0038) is a selective mixture used to supplement PALCAM agar base in order to facilitate the isolation of Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species from food samples.  
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  • Vancomycin. Colistin, Amphotericin, Trimehtoprim (V.C.A.T) E&O Laboratories Ltd VCAT Selective Supplement (LS0002) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the selective isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis.  
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  • Oxytetracycline (100mgs/L) Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd Oxytetracycline Selective Supplement can be used with a glucose, yeast or maltose extract based agar for selective isolation of Yeasts and Moulds from a variety of sample types. Due to the near neutral pH of the medium, Oxytetracycline is added to reduce the risk of bacterial growth when processing materials that may be more heavily contaminated. Media using oxytetracycline as the selective agent is based on the formulation developed by Mossel et al. who stated that the use of this antibiotic in a medium with a neutral pH gave increased counts of yeasts and moulds from a variety of foodstuffs compared with media which relied on a low pH to suppress bacterial growth.
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  • Chloramphenicol Selective Supplement (100mgs/L) E&O Laboratories Limited Chloramphenicol Selective Supplement (LS0050) is an antibiotic supplement used for the selective isolation of yeasts and moulds from food, environmental and clinical specimens.  
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  • b-Nicotinamide-Adenine Dinucleotide (N.A.D.) Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd N.A.D. Supplement (LS0005) is an enrichment supplement for Haemophilus spp. and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This supplement can be used in conjunction with sensitivity test agars such as: E&O products PP2148 Iso Sensitivity test agar with 5% Horse Blood and 20mgs/L N.A.D. and PP0972 Mueller Hinton agar with 5 % Horse Blood with 20mgs/L N.A.D.  
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  • Bacillus cereus Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd Bacillus Cereus Selective Supplement (LS0020) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the selective isolation of Bacillus cereus from foodstuffs and clinical specimens.
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  • B.cepacia Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd Burkholderia Selective Supplement (LS0125) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the isolation of Burkholderia cepacia (formerly known as Pseudomonas cepacia).  
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  • Staph/Strep Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd Staph/Strep Selective Supplement (LS0008) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the selective isolation of Staphylococci and Streptococci species.  
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  • Clostridium difficile Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd Clostridium Difficile Selective Supplement (LS0022) is an antibiotic supplement used to enhance the isolation of Clostridium difficile from faecal specimens.  
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  • Cefotaxime Selective Supplement E&O Laboratories Ltd Cefotaxime Selective Supplement can be used with MacConkey Agar for the isolation of ESBL (Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase) producing organisms with the aim of simplifying the differentiation and presumptive identification of Lactose & Non-Lactose fermenting organisms. It should be noted that AmpC isolates may also be detected on this medium whilst non - ESBL organisms will be inhibited on this medium. Sodium Chloride is omitted from this medium to provide an electrolyte deficient medium that prevents Proteus spp. from spreading.
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