Campylobacter-Thioglycollate Broth – CAMPY-THIO

Campylobacter-Thioglycollate Broth – CAMPY-THIO

Campylobacter-Thioglycollate Medium (CAMPY-THIO) is used as a selective growth enrichment broth for Campylobacter species from contaminated sources.


CAMPY-THIO – Product Packaging

Catalog #
AS-807 Campylobacter-Thioglycollate Medium (CAMPY-THIO) 10 tubes / pkg $23.99

Non-stock item: 15 pack minimum order, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.


Product Description & Summary

CAMPY-THIO media is used for the recovery and isolation of Campylobacter species. CAMPY-THIO is a basal media supplemented with antibiotics from the Blaser formulation. Minor changes have been made to the original formulation. Cephalothin has been removed, and the concentration of Polymyxin B has been increased to prevent overgrowth of other bacteria. A low concentration of agar has been added to slow the diffusion of oxygen within the media. This media is prepared, dispensed, and packaged under oxygen-free conditions to prevent the formation of oxidized products prior to use.

Interpretation of Results & Limitations

If used properly, this media aides in the isolation of Campylobacter species from clinical specimens contaminated by normal flora.  Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni, and Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus should be recovered upon subculturing onto appropriate media.

CAMPY-THIO media will not provide complete information for identification of bacterial isolates. Additional test procedures and media are required for complete identification. Some organisms normally recovered from this media may be inhibited. Consult reference materials for additional information.

Quality Control

The following organisms are routinely used for quality assurance testing at Anaerobe Systems.

Organism Tested ATCC #


Results Time
Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni 33291 Growth 24 – 48 hrs
Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus 33246 Growth 24 – 48 hrs
Staphylococcus aureus 25923 No Growth
Enterococcus faecalis 29212 No Growth
Escherichia coli 25922 No Growth
Proteus mirabilis 12453 Inhibited to No Growth

Product Storage & Shelf Life

Storage: Upon receipt, store at room temperature in original packaging until use. Avoid overheating or freezing. Do not use media if there are signs of deterioration (discoloration or evaporation) or contamination. The expiration date applies to the product in its original packaging and stored as directed. Do not use product past the expiration date shown on the container.

Shelf Life: 1 year from date of manufacture.