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Anaerobic LKV Blood Agar

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Clinical Microbiology

Isolate and cultivate anaerobic organisms, including fastidious strains with Thermo Scientific™ Remel™ Anaerobic Blood Agar ready prepared plates. Anaerobic Blood Agar serves as a nutritious medium supporting good growth and typical pigmentation of fastidious and slow growing anaerobes, as well as other anaerobes of clinical importance. Selective agents like kanamycin, vancomycin, neomycin, and paromomycin make the medium selective for fastidious, anaerobic bacteria from mixed populations by inhibiting facultative and aerobic gram-negative organisms.

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Description

Use Anaerobic Blood Agar for isolation and cultivation of anaerobic organisms including the fastidious strains.

  • Selective: the selective agents like kanamycin and vancomycin inhibit Gram-positive organisms and facultative anaerobic bacteria and select for Gram-negative bacilli. Neomycin aids in the isolation of anaerobic organisms such as Bacteroides and Clostridium species, and inhibits Gram-negative paromomycin and vancomycin facilitates the facultative Gram-negative anaerobes while allowing the growth of obligate anaerobic bacteria.
  • Ready-to-use: convenience of prepared media.

Anaerobe Blood Agar contains peptones which supply nitrogenous substances and amino acids necessary for the growth of anaerobic bacteria. Yeast extract provides B-complex vitamins and serves as a growth enhancer. Hemin, vitamin K, and sheep blood stimulate the growth of anaerobes. Sodium chloride is a source of essential electrolytes and maintains osmotic equilibrium.

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