BIO-X SUPPLEMENT

Technical Data #8601a / 2013.07.21

BIO-X is a chemically-defined medium enrichment, used as a growth factor, for the isolation and growth of fastidious organisms. BIO-X is recommended for Chocolate Agar and Thayer-Martin Agar, which are prepared with hemoglobin instead of whole blood, for the isolation and growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis.

 


 

FORMULA
in grams per liter purified filtered water

Vitamin B12

0,010

L-Glutamine

10,0

Adenine

1,0

Guanine HCl

0,030

para-Aminobenzoic Acid

0,013

L-Cystine

1,1

Glucose

100,0

Diphosphopyridine Nucleotide

0,25

Cocarboxylase

0,100

Ferric Nitrate

0,02

Thiamine HCl

0,003

Cysteine HCl

25,9

pH: 0,9 +/- 0,1 à 25º 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
BIO-X is available in a solution form and should be kept between -20º C et + 8º C in the dark. BIO-X Supplement is shipped with a minimum 2 months dating. Freezer temperatures are recognized as being more stable than refrigerator temperatures. BIO-X is frozen when shipped but may be re-frozen if thawed during transport.


PREPARATION
In the preparation of Chocolate Agar, aseptically, add the contents of one 10 ml vial of BIO-X to 1,000 ml sterile GC-hemoglobin mixture, cooled to 45-50º C. If preparing a selective medium for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis, also add a vial of V.C.A.T. Supplement (8620) or other supplement.


QUALITY CONTROL
PHYSICAL ASPECT
Solution is clear or slightly opaque with a pink color. When kept in the dark, color is stable. When exposed to light, color may disappear, but will not affect performance.


QUALITY CONTROL

Results after 48 hrs at 35ºC 5-10% CO2

Organisms

ATCC

Growth

N. gonorrhoeae

43069

+

N. meningitidis

13090

+

H. influenzae

10211

+


REFERENCES

  1. Thayer, J.D., & J.E. Martin 1964 Public Health Reports 79:49.
  2. Martin, J.E. Jr., Billing, T.E., Hackney, J.F. & Thayer, J.D. 1967 Public Health Reports 82:361-363.


CATALOGUE NUMBERS

VIAL 10 x 10 ml 8601
  1 x 20 ml 8604
     
BOTTLE 1 x 30 ml 8608
  1 x 40 ml 8605
  1 x 50 ml 8609
  1 x 60 ml 8606
  1 x 80 ml 8607
  1 x 100 ml 8602
  1 x 110 ml 8603

 


 

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