Hoyles Medium

Hoyles Medium

A selective culture medium for the isolation and differentiation of Corynebacterium diphtheriae types, Hoyle’s medium allows for rapid growth of the organisms and normally 18 hours incubation should be sufficient for a diagnosis. As the medium is highly selective, inoculation should be by rubbing the swab (or other material) over the entire surface of the agar, there is no need to spread the inoculum with a loop indeed doing so can cause the organism to be missed especially when they are present only in small numbers.

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Organisms Ref. No Result
Corynebacterium diphtheriae NCTC 10356 Black colonies
Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 12981 Inhibition