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Difco™ & BBL™ Manual Requests

The first edition of the Difco™ & BBL™ Manual marks the beginning of a new tradition. The new manual replaces the Difco Manual (11th edition) and the Manual of BBL Products and Laboratory Procedures (6th edition). The new Difco & BBL Manual is a comprehensive guide to our entire line of Difco and BBL brand media including dehydrated culture media (DCM) and prepared plated, tubed and bottled media.

Highlights of the manual include:


  • Medium formulation
  • Recommended quality control organisms and expected results
  • Relevant information concerning the history, ingredients and usage of each medium
  • BD catalog numbers for all packaging configurations
  • Icons denoting "official" and "standard methods" publications


  • Delineate the recommended media and reagents for identification of food pathogens


  • For both industrial and clinical laboratories

4. CD-ROM of Manual with search feature included

In addition, over 400 color photographs (including 50 new photographs) clearly depict colonial morphology and other pertinent characteristics such as hemolysis and color reactions.

  • To order your manual, call 877-362-2700 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Description Catalog #
Difco™ & BBL™ Manual 220225