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Clostridium Difficile Agar (Powder)


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For isolation of Clostridium difficile.
Clostridium Difficile Agar is a formula recommended by George et al. for isolation of C. difficile. The medium contains fructose which enhances the recovery and growth of C. difficile. The addition of the antibiotics, cefoxitin and cycloserine, inhibit the growth of Enterobacteriaceae, Enterococcus faecalis, staphylococci, Gram negative non-sporulating anaerobic bacilli, and Clostridia sp. but not C. difficile. Supplementing the medium with horse blood and egg yolk further improves the recovery of C. difficile.
Catalog #C5852
StorageStore the sealed bottle containing the dehydrated medium at 2 to 8.0°C. Once opened and recapped, place the container in a low humidity environment at the same storage temperature. Protect it from moisture and light. The dehydrated medium should be discarded if it is not free flowing or if the color has changed from the original light beige color.
Microbiological Analysis
Bacteroides fragilis ATCC 25285Inhibited
Clostridium difficile ATCC 9689 Growth
Clostridium perfringens ATCC 13124Inhibited
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923Inhibited
Light beige, homogeneous, free flowing powder.
Light amber,clear to slightly hazy.
pH (25°C)
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate namesCycloserine-Cefoxitin-Fructose Agar (CCFA)

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