Colorex™ Staph Aureus

This is a chromogenic medium for the isolation and presumptive identification of Staphylococcus aureus. Mauve colonies indicate Staph aureus following incubation (18 – 24 hours) at 37°C, other organisms, if not inhibited, are indicated by blue or colourless colonies. Studies have suggested that this media has a specificity and sensitivity of 99.4% and 95.5% respectively (Gaillot et al 2000).

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2-8°C – Store in the dark




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Organisms Ref. No Result
Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 12981 Mauve / rose colonies
Staphylococcus epidermidis NCTC 13360 Inhibited
Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 12697 Inhibited


  PP3044 – Colorex Staph aureus