Yeast Casitone Fatty Acids Agar with Carbohydrates (YCFAC) is an enriched nonselective media for the cultivation of most anaerobic bacteria and other fastidious microorganisms.
Yeast Casitone Fatty Acids Agar with Carbohydrates – YCFAC
Product Description & Summary
YCFAC is an enriched nonselective media used in the isolation and cultivation of a wide variety of bacteria found in the human gut, including Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. The basic nutritive components of this media come from yeast extract and pancreatic digest of casein. This basal medium is then enriched with various specific vitamins, sugars, and fatty acids to ensure growth of even the most fastidious gut microbes. 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
This media supports good growth of many fastidious and non-fastidious anaerobes isolated from clinical specimens.
YCFAC Agar will not provide complete information for identification of bacterial isolates. Additional test procedures and media are required for complete identification. In some cases, YCFAC may be overgrown with swarming Proteus spp. or Clostridium spp. It is recommended that selective media such as Brucella Laked Blood Agar with Kanamycin and Vancomycin (LKV, catalog #: AS-112) and/or Brucella Blood Agar with Phenylethyl Alcohol (PEA, catalog #: AS-113) also be inoculated from clinical specimens to prevent such overgrowth and thus provide isolated colonies. Consult reference materials for additional information.
The following organisms are routinely used for quality control testing at Anaerobe Systems.
|Organism Tested||ATCC #||Results||Time|
|Faecalibacterium prausnitzii||27768||Growth||24 – 48 hrs|
|Bifidobacterium longum||15707||Growth||24 – 48 hrs|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus||4356||Growth||24 – 48 hrs|
|Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron||29741||Growth||24 – 48 hrs|
|Bacteroides fragilis||25285||Growth||24 hrs|
|Prevotella melaninogenica||25845||Growth||24 – 48 hrs|
|Fusobacterium nucleatum||25586||Growth||24 hrs|
|Clostridium perfringens||13124||Growth||24 hrs|
|Clostridium difficile||9689||Growth||24 hrs|
|Escherichia coli||25922||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.