Campylobacter-Wolinella Differential Agar* – CAMPY-WOL

Campylobacter-Wolinella Differential Agar* – CAMPY-WOL

Campylobacter-Wolinella Differential Medium (CAMPY-WOL) is an enriched, selective, and differential media used for the isolation and presumptive identification of anaerobic Campylobacter (formerly Wolinella) species.

CAMPY-WOL Agar Plate

C. rectus (ATCC 33238) Growing On CAMPY-WOL Plate

4 plates per package

Catalog #
AS-6420 CAMPY-WOL mono plate 4 plates

Non-stock item: 20 pack minimum order, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.


Product Description & Summary

CAMPY-WOL contains vancomycin at a concentration that inhibits most gram-positive organisms. This media is supplemented with ferrous sulfate as a source of iron. Sodium thiosulfate is included for a source of hydrogen sulfide production, which is visualized by the formation of black precipitation around the colonies for the differentiation of anaerobic Campylobacter spp. from other organisms. 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, CAMPY-WOL supports good growth of Campylobacter (formerly Wolinella) species found in clinical infections.

CAMPY-WOL will not provide complete information for identification of bacterial isolates. Additional test procedures and media are required for complete identification. It is recommended that a non-selective media, such as Brucella Blood Agar (BRU, catalog #: AS-111) also be inoculated from the same clinical specimen to assure recovery of all species present. Additional test procedures and media are required for complete identification. Consult 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 rectus 33238 Growth 24 hrs
Clostridium perfringens 13124 No Growth
Actinomyces viscosus 43146 No Growth
Campylobacter gracilis 33236 Growth 24 – 48 hrs
Bacteroides fragilis 25285 Growth 24 – 48 hrs
Peptostreptococcus anaerobius 27337 No Growth

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.