Clindamycin Blood Agar – CBA

Clindamycin Blood Agar – CBA

Clindamycin Blood Agar (CBA) is an enriched selective media used for the isolation and presumptive identification of Eikenella corrodens.

CBA Agar Plate

E. faecalis (ATCC 29212) Growing On CBA Agar Plate

4 plates per package

Catalog #
AS-645 Clindamycin Blood Agar (CBA) 4 plates

Non-stock item: 25 pack minimum order, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

CBA Product InsertCBA SDS

Product Description & Summary

CBA is a tryptic soy agar base supplemented with clindamycin at a concentration that inhibits most gram-positive and gram-negative anaerobes, with some exceptions. This media is prepared, stored, and dispensed under oxygen-free conditions to prevent the formation of oxidized products prior to use.

Interpretation of Results & Limitations

If used properly, CBA will support good growth of Eikenella corrodens found in clinical infections.

CBA 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. Consult reference

Quality Control

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

Organism Tested ATCC # Results Time
Eikenella corrodens 23834 Growth 24 – 48 hrs
Escherichia coli 25922 Growth 24 hrs
Peptostreptococcus anaerobius 27337 No Growth
Fusobacterium nucleatum 25586 No Growth
Bacteroides fragilis 25285 No Growth
Prevotella melaninogenica 25845 No Growth
Propionibacterium acnes 6919 No Growth
Clostridium difficile 9689 Inhibited
Enterococcus faecalis 29212 Growth 24 hrs

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.