phenylethyl alcohol–blood agar


phenylethyl alcohol–blood agar
an agar medium containing pancreatic digest of casein, papain digest of soybean meal, sodium chloride, and phenylethyl alcohol. Defibrinated blood may be added. It is used for the isolation of gram-positive cocci, especially in a mixed culture containing Proteus or other gram-negative bacilli. Called also PEA blood a.

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