Microbiology Specimen Collection and Transport
Culture media for all your clinical testing needs

Maintain the highest quality standards with Thermo Scientific™ culture media. Our rigorous quality standards have made us a trusted source of culture media for laboratories around the world. So you can rest assured knowing the media that reaches your lab will provide optimal recovery and differentiation of organisms, and maximum batch-to-batch consistency for superior product performance. 

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Detect, presumptively identify, and screen samples for pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms with chromogenic media specifically designed for clinical applications. Colorful, easy-to-read colonies and short incubation times enable timely decision-making for clinical microbiology laboratories.

In response to the need to screen for an increasing number of multi-drug resistant organisms in hospitals and clinics, Thermo Scientific offers a range of chromogenic media for the isolation of MRSA, VRE, CRE*, ESBL, GBS*, Candida and urinary tract pathogens.

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Optimize recovery and differentiation of organisms with a full range of prepared media formulations and formats, combining ease-of-use with accurate, reproducible performance, Plated media are available in multiple formats, including monoplates, bi-plates, tri-plates and quad-plates, along with a wide range of tubed broths and agars in a variety of sizes and fill volumes, for greater testing flexibility.

Combine ease of use with accurate, reproducible performance using our vast selection of high quality base products, supplements, and special blends, including a wide range of animal-free formulations. All of our dehydrated media is tested for quality and performance before, during, and after manufacturing to ensure optimal recovery and differentiation of organisms.

Find a variety of formats and sizes of atmosphere generation systems to help you maximize incubation space and organism growth at the same time. All of our environmental solutions are designed to deliver the anaerobic, microaerophilic or CO2 conditions you need for microorganisms to thrive.   


TSA 5% sheep blood and MacConkey agar split plate

Read more results from a single patient sample

Produce more diagnostic details of pathogenic organisms, while reducing storage capacity, with a bi-plate that includes two widely used microbiological media. One half of the plate contains TSA with 5% sheep blood to promote growth of fastidious organisms, with clearly visible hemolytic reactions, for staphylococci and streptococci. The other half of the plate—MacConkey Agar—is a selective medium for differentiating between coliforms and lactose and non-lactose fermenters.

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Spectra™ VRE Medium

Improve the prevention and control of VRE in healthcare settings

Isolate and presumptively identify vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) within 24 hours, direct from a sample, using Thermo Scientific Spectra VRE medium. Ensure timely decision-making for clinical samples with colorful, easy-to-read colonies.

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Isolate and presumptively identify vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) within 24 hours, direct from sample, using Thermo Scientific™ Spectra™ VRE. Ensure timely and important decision-making for clinical samples with colorful, easy-to-read colonies.
Isolate and presumptively identify vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) within 24 hours, direct from sample, using Thermo Scientific™ Spectra™ VRE. Ensure timely and important decision-making for clinical samples with colorful, easy-to-read colonies.
Spectra™ UTI/Sheep Blood Biplate

More colonies. More information for Urinary Tract Infections.

Isolate, differentiate and presumptively identify pathogenic microorganisms associated with urinary tract infections, with the Spectra™ UTI/Sheep Blood Biplate chromogenic medium.

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Change the way you control quality

Change the way you control quality

Enable quick and safe preparation of ATCC* and NCTC for EUCAST and CLSI cultures for routine quality control testing with Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ direct-streak inoculating loops. Gel-preserved for enhanced viability and convenience.

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Bring efficiency through best practice to microbiology quality control testing

Safeguarding the purity and identity of quality control organisms through proper maintenance is critical to achieving accurate control results for culture media and reagents. Our guide highlights industry guidelines and best practices to ensure compliance to standards, as well as approaches to reduce the time spent maintaining frozen stock cultures.

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