Technical Data
Selective Streptococcus Agar (Powder)
Microbiological Grade
Storage RT    Shipping RT
Components per liter:
Casein Digest Peptone5.0
Beef Extract6.7
Nucleic Acid6.0
Sodium Chloride5.0
Polymyxin B Sulfate0.024
Neomycin Sulfate0.002
For isolation and detection of pathogenic streptococci, especially Group A streptococci.

Appearance: Homogeneous, free flowing, light beige powder.

Solubility: Opaque, cherry red solution.

pH: 7.3 +/-0,2

Directions for use: Mix 43 grams of the medium in a Liter of purified water until evenly dispersed. Heat with repeated stirring and boil for one minute to dissolve completely. Distribute and autoclave at 121C for 15 minutes. The medium may be used with or without blood. Prepare 5 to 10% blood agar by adding the appropriate volume of sterile defibrinated blood to melted sterile agar medium, cooled to 45-50C. Dispense into Petri dishes or tubes

Storage: Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture and light.

Important Note: This 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.