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Phenylethyl Alcohol Agar with 5% Sheep Blood (PEAB)

PEA Blood Agar, also known as phenylethanol blood agar, is an enriched selective medium utilized to isolate obligate anaerobic bacteria from clinical specimens. It is particularly useful in selective isolation of anaerobes from mixed samples that contain rapid growing gram-negative bacteria.

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PEA Blood Agar, also known as phenylethanol blood agar, is an enriched selective medium utilized to isolate obligate anaerobic bacteria from clinical specimens. It is particularly useful in selective isolation of anaerobes from mixed samples that contain rapid growing gram-negative bacteria.

Growth Recovery

Escherichia coli ATCC® 25922

  • Partial to complete inhibition

Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 12453

  • Partial to complete inhibition; No swarming if present

Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 25923

  • Good to moderate growth

Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC® 19615

  • Good to moderate growth

Storage and Handling Instructions:

Store sealed sleeves inverted at 2-8°C upon receipt. Do not heat or freeze and minimize exposure to light. Plates should be warmed to room temperature prior to use – not to exceed 30°C. Product expiry is 183 days (6 months) from the date of manufacture. Reference our Prepared Media Storage and Handling document for additional information.

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