|Product Code||Description||Product Size||Quantity|
|CM0985B||VRE Agar Base 500g||–||500g|
VRE Agar Base 500g
Thermo ScientificTM OxoidTM
Oxoid VRE Agar Base (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci Agar Base) is used for selective isolation of vancomycin-resistant enterococci and high level aminoglycoside-resistant enterococci (HLARE) from clinical samples.Also available Meropenem Selective Supplement, Part No. SR0184E; Gentamicin Selective Supplement, Part No. SR0185E; and Vancomycin Selective Supplement, Part No. SR0186E.
VRE Agar Base, Oxoid Composition
|Ferric ammonium citrate|
|pH 7.0 ± 0.2 @ 25°C|
VRE Agar, Oxoid Preparation:
Suspend 42.6g of VRE Agar Base in 1 litre of distilled water. Warm to dissolve completely, sterilise by autoclaving at 121° C for 15 minutes and cool to 50°C. Supplement the medium as shown in the table below. Then Mix agar well and distribute into sterile Petri dishes.
(mg per vial)
Sterile distilled water
VRE Agar Base
Storage conditions and Shelf life
Store the dehydrated medium at 10-30°C and use before the expiry date on the label.
Prepared medium may be stored for up to two weeks at 2-8°C in the dark.
VRE Broth Base, VRE Agar Base , Meropenem Supplement SR0184, Gentamicin Supplement SR0185 and Vancomycin Supplement SR0186 should only be used for in vitro diagnostic purposes. Do not use any of these beyond expiry date or if the products show any signs of deterioration.
Warning: Sodium azide is harmful if swallowed, please take all necessary precautions.