|Product Code||Description||Product Size||Quantity|
|CM0888B||Bile Aesculin Agar 500g||–||500g|
Bile Aesculin Agar 500g
Thermo ScientificTM OxoidTM
Isolate and presumptively identify enterococci / Group D streptococci with Thermo Scientific™ Oxoid™ Bile Aesculin Agar (Dehydrated). Bile Aesculin Agar is designed to differentiate between Group D streptococci and non-Group D streptococci.
Group D streptococci hydrolyse aesculin to form aesculetin and dextrose. Aesculin hydrolysis is indicative of a positive result. Bile salts in the medium inhibit Gram-positive bacteria other than enterococci/ Group D streptococci.
Bile Aesculin Agar, Oxoid Composition
|pH 7.1 ± 0.2 @ 25°C|
Bile Aesculin Agar, Oxoid Preparation:
Suspend 44.5g in 1 litre of distilled water and bring gently to the boil to dissolve completely. Sterilise by autoclaving at 121°C for 15 minutes.
Storage conditions and Shelf life
Store the dehydrated medium at 10-30°C and use before the expiry date on the label.