EZ-CHROM* Campylobacter is a chromogenic media for detection, differentiation and enumeration of thermotolerant Campylobacter spp. Product can be ordered as 20 prepared plates or 5L Packs (sufficient base powder & supplement to make 5 liters of Agar) of powdered media.
Campylobacter bacteria are a major cause of foodborne diarrhoeal illness in humans and are the most common bacteria that cause gastroenteritis worldwide. In developed and developing countries, they cause more cases of diarrhoea than foodborne Salmonella. The high incidence of Campylobacter diarrhoea, as well as its duration and possible sequelae, makes it highly important from a socio-economic perspective. In developing countries, Campylobacter infections in children under the age of two years are especially frequent, sometimes resulting in death.- World Health Organisation (WHO) – fact sheet No:255
Campylobacter spp. are fastidious bacteria that may be difficult to recover due to suboptimal specimen transport and/or storage conditions and lack of proper culture procedures. Several culture media formulations have been developed, some blood-based other including charcoal. Each of these media have shown to be a mediocre compromise between specificity and sensitivity.
With EZ-CHROM Campylobacter, there are no compromises! This medium allies the highly specific and easy to read chromogenic technology with an unrivalled growth agar base.
*EZ-CHROM plates are a Colorex™ product, EZ-CHROM powder is a CHROMagar™ product