Campy Cefex Agar

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Campy Cefex Agar is used for the selective isolation of Campylobacter spp in a laboratory setting. Campy Cefex Agar is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

Poultry is a primary reservoir of Campylobacter spp. and may cause contamination of more than 80% of chicken carcasses. Campy Cefex Agar is described by Stern et al. This medium was formulated to provide selective isolation of cephalothin-resistant Campylobacter species such as C. jejuni and C. coli.

Analyte Campylobacter spp.
Brand NEOGEN® Culture Media
Formula Liter
Enzymatic Digest of Casein 10.0 g/L
Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue 10.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g/L
Yeast Extract 2.0 g/L
Dextrose 1.0 g/L
Sodium Pyruvate 0.5 g/L
Ferrous Sulfate 0.5 g/L
Sodium Bisulfite 0.3 g/L
Cycloheximide 0.2 g/L
Agar 15.0 g/L
Grams per Litre 44.40
Litres per 500g 11.00
Mass 500 g
Package Dimensions 4.60 IN x 2.90 IN x 8.60 IN
Package Weight 1.35 LB
Plates per 500g 610.00
  1. Suspend 44.4 g of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
  4. Cool medium to 45-50°C and aseptically add 2 vials of Campylobacter Supplement (7981) and 5% of sterile laked horse blood.
  5. Mix well and pour into petri dishes.
Previous Item Number Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7718 Campy Cefex Agar;