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CHROMagar™ C.perfringens

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Packaging / Colonies appearance

For isolation and direct differentiation of C. perfringens

Typical Appearance of microrganisms

Clostridium perfringens → orange
Other bacteria → blue or inhibited

Order References 

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contacting your local distributor:

5000 mL..........PF652

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Medium Performance

1. To be used with pouring or surface methods (by direct streaking, spreading or filtration technique) whereas with TSC medium bacteria have to be placed between two layers of agar in order to grow in black colonies. 

2. Specific medium for Clostridium perfringens while TSC medium detects sulfate-reducing bacteria, including the non pathogens. 

3. The orange coloration makes the visualization very easy. On the other hand, the spread of the colonies' black color and the fact that they faint after a while in TSC medium (as described in the ISO 14189) makes the colony count difficult. 


Medium Description

Gain flexibility using powder rather than ready to use plates: Use the entire pack, or if there is a need for a smaller number of plates, just a portion. If kept under appropriate storage temperature, CHROMagarTM C.perfringens has a 2 years shelf of life. This flexibility is essential to avoid the waste resulting from expired-unused plates.

Please refer to our IFU and Material Safety data sheet for complete information about the medium. CHROMagar™, Rambach™, AquaCHROM™ are trademarks created by Dr. A. Rambach.
Last Update: 19/07/2018


Evaluation of media for the enumeration of C. Perfringens from Poultry Faeces


M. Hustà, E.Goossens, R. Ducatelle, F. Van Immerseel Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Gent University NE Conference July 2018

Enumeration medium study of Clostridium perfringens in food products


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