Campylobacter Agar – CAMPY

Campylobacter Agar – CAMPY

Campylobacter Selective Agar (CAMPY) is used for the selective isolation of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni from fecal or rectal swabs. The growth of normal fecal flora is inhibited on this media.

CAMPY is an enriched selective blood agar that will support good growth of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni. Based off Skirrow’s formulation, Brucella Blood Agar (BRU) is used as the nutritive base and is supplemented with trimethoprim, vancomycin, and polymyxin B to inhibit normal enteric bacteria. This media is prepared, dispensed, and packaged under oxygen-free conditions to prevent the formation of oxidized products prior to use.

CAMPY Agar Plate

C. fetus (ATCC 33246) Growing On CAMPY Agar Plate

1 plate per package

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AS-211 CAMPY mono plate 1 plate
$2.39
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Product Description & Summary

Campylobacter Selective Agar (CAMPY) is used for the selective isolation of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni from fecal or rectal swabs. The growth of normal fecal flora is inhibited on this media.

CAMPY is an enriched selective blood agar that will support good growth of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni. Based off Skirrow’s formulation, Brucella Blood Agar (BRU) is used as the nutritive base and is supplemented with trimethoprim, vancomycin, and polymyxin B to inhibit normal enteric bacteria. 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 agar supports good growth of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni isolated from clinical materials. Normal bowel flora organisms such as Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli, Enterococci spp., and Clostridium perfringens should be inhibited.

CAMPY will not provide complete information for identification of bacterial isolates. Additional biochemical test procedures from a pure culture are necessary for complete identification. Consult appropriate reference materials for additional information.

Quality Control

The following organisms are routinely used for quality assurance performance 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 Inhibited to No Growth
Proteus mirabilis 12453 Inhibited to No Growth

* Organisms specified by CLSI for quality control testing of CAMPY.

Product Storage & Shelf Life

Storage: Upon receipt, store at room temperature in original package until used. Avoid overheating or freezing. Do not use media if there are signs of deterioration (shrinking, cracking, or discoloration due to oxidation of media) 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 label.

Shelf Life: 90 days from date of manufacture.