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Pinnacle™ Legionella BCYE Medium (ISO)

Product Code: PIN009

Pinnacle™ Legionella BCYE Medium (ISO)
(Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract)

Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract (BCYE) medium (ISO) is a basal agar for the isolation of Legionella species from water and clinical samples. It is based on the charcoal and yeast extract formulation of Feeley et al., with the addition of ACES (N-2-acetamido-2-aminoethanesulphonic acid) buffer and α-ketoglutarate to enhance performance, as described by Edelstein.

This medium is recommended under ISO 11731:1998 for the isolation of Legionella species from water and conforms to the performance requirements of ISO 11133:2014.

Related Organism(s)

  • Legionella