PP0800 – GC Selective Agar with VCNT

///PP0800 – GC Selective Agar with VCNT

PP0800 – GC Selective Agar with VCNT

There are a number of media available for the selective isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae of which this is one. Based on the medium developed by Thayer & Martin, it includes Corn Starch to absorb toxic metabolites and is buffered to maintain a neutral pH. The medium is made selective by the inclusion of VCNT (Vancomycin, Colistin, Nystatin & Trimethoprim). Vancomycin and Colistin inhibit the growth of the majority of contaminating organisms likely to be present. Trimethoprim is included to reduce the spreading of Proteus spp and Nystatin to inhibit yeasts and fungi. Yeast Extract and Glucose are also added as further enrichment along with laked horse blood to ensure an more luxuriant growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Organisms Ref. No Result
Neisseria gonorrhoeae NCTC 8375 Transparent/grey colonies
Neisseria gonorrhoeae NCTC 12700 Transparent/grey colonies
Candida albicans NCPF 3179 Inhibited
Staphylococcus epidermidis NCTC 13360 Inhibited
Proteus mirabilis NCTC 10975 Inhibited