Fastidious Anaerobe Broth (FAB) with Glass Beads

///Fastidious Anaerobe Broth (FAB) with Glass Beads

Fastidious Anaerobe Broth (FAB) with Glass Beads

A medium designed for optimum growth of anaerobes, particularly the fastidious organisms, it is generally used as an enrichment broth and can be used as a Blood Culture Medium. The growth factors Vitamin K, Haemin and L-Cysteine are included in the medium to assist those anaerobes that require them. L-Cysteine together with Sodium Thioglycollate reduces the ph of the medium and the Agar is present to reduce the absorption of Oxygen and convection currents. The redox indicator Resazurin is also present. The addition of glass beads will allow for the maceration of the sample and aid the homogenisation of the suspension.

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Organisms Ref. No Result
Bacteroides fragilis NTC 9343 Growth
Clostridium perfringens NCTC 8237 Growth
Escherichia coli NCTC 12241 Growth
Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 12981 Growth