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Different counts in MacConkey Agar

lamb L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl
Thu Jun 1 13:03:05 EST 2000

Lynn wrote:

> lamb wrote:
>  We use TSA or R2A for total counts, Cled for coliforms. 0.1 ml. per
> plate.
> >
> > Loes
> R2A was on my list, What is Cled? We currently do a lot of VRBA plates
> for coliforms but I was going to try a broth for MPN on the water
> samples, esp ones with low counts.
> Cheers Lynn

Cystin Lactose Electrolyte Deficient agar. We use it instead of MacConkey.
Personal preference.
We normally use it for urine cultures, and for anything where we expect
mixed flora with gramnegatives.


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