BORDET GENGOU AGAR

Technical Data #1810a / 2013.11.01

Bordet Gengou Agar is used for the primary isolation of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis from clinical specimens. Potato infusion, casein peptone and glycerol are
the essential nutrients for Bordetella growth.
Defibrinated sheep blood permit the evaluation of hemolytic zone
around colonies.

 


 

FORMULA
in grams per liter purified filtered water

Potato Infusion Solids

4,5

Sodium Chloride

5,5

Agar

20,0

Glycerol

10,0 ml

Defibrinated Sheep Blood

200,0 ml

pH 7,4 +/- 0,2 25 C

This approximate formula may be adjusted and/or enriched to obtain best results.


PRECAUTIONS
This medium is for IN VITRO diagnostic use only.


STORAGE
Store prepared media at 2-8 C protected from direct light and dehydrated powder, in a dry place, in tightly-sealed containers at 2-25 C.


SIGN OF DETERIORATION
Media should not be used if the expiry date has passed. Prepared media should not be used if there are signs of contamination or deterioration (shrinking, cracking, evaporation or discoloration). Do not use dehydrated media if it is caked.

DIRECTIONS
Suspend 30 g in 800 ml of purified filtered water. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute. Sterilize at 121 C for 15 minutes. Cool to 45-50 C and aseptically add 200 ml of Defibrinated Sheep Blood (4981). Dispense into sterile Petri dishes.


PROCEDURE
Prior to inoculate, the prepared medium should be brought to room temperature.

  1. Inoculate plates, as soon as possible, with specimens and streak for isolation. Bordetella Pertussis Transport Medium (2555) should be used if inoculation is delayed.
  2. Incubate at 35 C under a humid atmosphere for up to 7 days.
  3. Examine the plates daily.


QUALITY CONTROL

Expected results after 3 days at 35C
under humid atmosphere

Organisms

ATCC

Growth

Bordetella pertussis

8467

+

Bordetella pertussis

18323

+

Colonies of Bordetella pertussis are tiny, smooth, with a characteristic compact, glistening appearance.


LIMITATIONS OF METHOD
This medium is only a part of the identification. Other tests may be required.


REFERENCES

  1. Regan, J and Lowe, F. 1977 Enrichment Medium for the Isolation of Bordetella. J. Clin. Microbiol. 6: 303-309.
  2. Lennette, E.H., Ballows, A., Hausler, W.J.Jr., and Shadomy, H.J. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 4th ed. 1985 Washington D.C.: American Society for Microbiology.
  3. Gilligan,P.H., and M.C. Fisher. 1984 Importance of culture in laboratory diagnosis of Bordetella pertussis infections. J. Clin. Microbiol. 20:891-893
  4. Mac Faddin, J.F. 1985 Media for Isolation-Cultivation-Identification-Maintenance of Medical Bacteria. Vol.1 Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.
  5. Kurzynski,T., D.M.Boehm, J.A.Rott-Petri, R.F.Schell, P.E. Allison 1988 Comparaison of Modified Bordet Gengou & Modified Regan-Lowe Media for the Isolation of Bordetella pertussis & Bordetella parapertussis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 26:2661-2663


CATALOGUE NUMBERS

Dehydrated media 500 grams QB-39-0126
Defibrinated Sheep Blood 200 ml 4981
Prepared media    
Plates, 100x15 mm 10/pkg 1810
Mono-Plate 100x15 mm 10/pkg 1810M
B. Pertussis Transport Medium 10/pkg 2555

 


 

 

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