Comparison of different culture media and growth conditions for recognition of Arcanobacterium haemolyticum

Celia García-de-la-Fuente*, Ana Belén Campo-Esquisabel, Fabián Unda, Carlos Ruiz de Alegría, Natividad Benito, Luis Martínez-Martínez

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-234
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • β-Hemolysis
  • Horse blood
  • Pharyngitis
  • Trypticase soy agar with 5%

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