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 the 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. Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract (BCYE) Agar

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

  6. Cetrimide Agar

  7. Chocolate Agar

  8. Cysteine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient (CLED) Agar

  9. Eosin Methylene Blue (EMB) Agar

  10. Hektoen Enteric (HE) Agar

  11. Löwenstein–Jensen medium
  12. MacConkey Agar

  13. Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA)

  14. Modified Thayer-Martin Agar

  15. Mueller Hinton Agar (MHA)

  16. New York City Medium Agar

  17. Nutrient Agar

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

  19. Robertson’s Cooked Meat (RCM) medium
  20. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA)

  21. Salmonella-Shigella (SS) Agar

  22. Thioglycollate Broth

  23. Thiosulfate Citrate Bile Salts Sucrose (TCBS) Agar

  24. Trans-Isolate (T-I) Medium
  25. Triple Sugar Iron Agar (TSI)

  26. Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA)

  27. Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate (XLD) Agar