Bacteriology

Amies Transport Medium

Amies transport medium is a widely used and effective semisolid medium for the transportation of swab specimens to the microbiology laboratory. Placing swabs in a moist container or transport medium prevents drying and death of […]

Bacteriology

Deoxycholate Citrate Agar (DCA): Composition, Preparation, Uses and Colony Characteristics

Deoxycholate Citrate Agar (DCA) is a selective and differential medium,  recommended for the isolation of enteric pathogens particularly Salmonella and Shigella species. Deoxycholate Citrate Agar is a modification of Deoxycholate Agar formulated by Leifson. DCA […]