Detection of Arcanobacterium haemolyticum is based upon typical β-hemolysis and colony morphology, but it may go undetected if only conventional sheep blood agar media for detection of β-hemolytic streptococci are used. The influence of different culture media, atmospheres, and times of incubation for the recognition of colonies of 47 isolates of A. haemolyticum was studied. After 48 h of incubation, trypticase soy agar with 5% horse blood in 5% CO2 was the best medium.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|
- Horse blood
- Trypticase soy agar with 5%