Fastidious Anaerobe Agar (FAA) with 5% Defibrinated Horse Blood

///Fastidious Anaerobe Agar (FAA) with 5% Defibrinated Horse Blood
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Fastidious Anaerobe Agar (FAA) with 5% Defibrinated Horse Blood

Fastidious Anaerobe Agar is intended as a primary isolation medium capable of supporting most clinically significant anaerobes including fastidious organisms.
The formulation is complex and includes detoxification agents (starch and sodium bicarbonate), growth enhancing agents (cysteine, arginine, vitamin K, sodium succinate, glucose and pyrophosphate), as well as haemin to encourage pigment production in Porphyromonas melaninogenicus.
Sodium pyruvate is also included to help neutralise hydrogen peroxide.
In this instance the medium is further enriched by the addition of 5% horse blood.
This product is suitable for use with the EUCAST disc diffusion method for selected rapidly growing anaerobic bacteria.

SKU: PP1564 Category:

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Organisms Ref. No Result
Bacteriodes fragilis NCTC 9343 Grey colonies
Clostridium perfringens NCTC 8237 Grey colonies
Fusobacterium necrophorum ATCC 25286 Grey colonies

Recommended incubation:

For growth promotion, incubate anaerobically at 37 ± 1°C for 24-48 hours.
For EUCAST disc diffusion method, incubate anaerobically at 35-37°C for 16-20 hours.