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BD Chromogenic Media for Clinical or Industrial applications



BD has developed an innovative line of media that incorporates carefully selected synthetic chromogenic and/or fluorogenic substrates. These substrates have been added to primary selective and nonselective media permitting enumeration, detection, presumptive identification and in some media identification directly on the isolation plate.

Chromogenic substrates are colorless and, when cleaved by specific enzymes, are oxidized producing a characteristic color. The detection of a specific enzyme or enzymes can be used to identify genus, species, or groups of organisms. Colonies of organisms with the enzyme are a distinct color, providing easy recognition.

This novel technology has been shown to provide improved accuracy and faster detection than other traditional primary culture media. Depending on the media type and organism, identification may be accomplished without the need for confirmatory testing, subculturing, or supplemental biochemical or latex testing, leading to more efficient use of technologist time and earlier reporting of final results.

BBL™ CHROMagar® MRSA II is a selective and differential medium, which incorporates cefoxitin, for the detection of MRSA from anterior nares specimens in as few as 20 hours. BBL CHROMagar MRSA II builds upon the proven performance of the first generation BD CHROMagar® MRSA product by delivering enhanced performance, improved turnaround time, and ease of use compared to BBL CHROMagar MRSA.1

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BD Chromogenic Media for Clinical Applications

Product Family Product Description Catalog #
Prepared Plated Media BBL™ CHROMagar™ Candida 254093
BBL™ CHROMagar® MRSA II 215228
BBL™ CHROMagar® MRSA II 215229
BBL™ CHROMagar™ O157 214984
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Orientation 254102
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Orientation 215081
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Orientation and TSA II™ I-Plate 222239
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Staph aureus 214982
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Salmonella 214983


BD Chromogenic Media for Industrial Applications

Product Family Product Description Catalog #
Prepared Plated Media BBL™ CHROMagar™ Candida 254093
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Listeria
(AOAC-RI approved)
215085
BBL™ CHROMagar® MRSA II 215228
BBL™ CHROMagar® MRSA II 215229
BBL™ CHROMagar™ O157
(AOAC-RI approved)
214984
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Orientation 254102
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Orientation 215081
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Staph aureus
(AOAC-RI approved)
214982
BBL™ CHROMagar™ Salmonella
(AOAC-RI approved)
214983


BD Chromogenic Media for Food and Water Testing

Product Family Product Description Catalog #
Prepared Plated Media BBL™ MI Agar 214986
BBL™ MI Agar 214985
BBL™ Modified mTEC Agar 215044
BBL™ Modified mTEC Agar 215046
BBL™ m-EI Agar 215045
BBL™ m-EI Agar 215047
Dehydrated Culture Media Difco™ MI Agar 214882
Difco™ MI Agar 214883
Difco™ Modified mTEC Agar 214884
Difco™ Modified mTEC Agar 214880
Difco™ m-EI Agar Base 214885
Difco™ m-EI Agar Base 214881


1 Denys G.A. et al ASM 2010 Abstract C-1138

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