This index page contains information about various culture media used in diagnostic Microbiology laboratory. All the relevant links related to culture media, especially bacteriological culture media are posted in an alphabetical order.

To get information about a particular culture media, click its name, then a new detail/description page about that media will open.

In the description page, you will find relevant information about that culture media e.g. guidelines on the preparation, uses, and colony characteristics of the organisms that grow on these media.

  1. Alkaline Peptone Water

  2. Baird Parker Agar

  3. Blood Agar

  4. Bird Seed Agar 
  5. Bismuth Sulfite Agar
  6. Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract (BCYE) Agar

    Blood agar showing β-hemolysis
    Blood agar showing β-hemolysis
  7. Cary-Blair Transport Medium

  8. Cetrimide Agar

  9. Chocolate Agar

  10. Cysteine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient (CLED) Agar

  11. Eosin Methylene Blue (EMB) Agar

  12. Hektoen Enteric (HE) Agar

  13. Löwenstein–Jensen medium
  14. MacConkey Agar

  15. Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA)

  16. Modified Thayer-Martin Agar

  17. Mueller Hinton Agar (MHA)

  18. New York City Medium Agar

  19. Nutrient Agar

    LF and NLF colonies in MacConkey Agar
    LF and NLF colonies in MacConkey Agar
  20. Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA)

  21. Robertson’s Cooked Meat (RCM) medium
  22. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA)

  23. Salmonella-Shigella (SS) Agar

  24. Thioglycollate Broth

  25. Thiosulfate Citrate Bile Salts Sucrose (TCBS) Agar

  26. Trans-Isolate (T-I) Medium
  27. Triple Sugar Iron Agar (TSI)

  28. Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA)

  29. Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate (XLD) Agar