Product Code TM 054
Sandys reported a new technique where the swarming of Proteus on an agar medium could be prevented by restricting the electrolyte content in the culture medium. Sandys Medium was modified by Mackey and Sandys, by replacing mannitol with lactose and sucrose and elevating the concentration of agar and bromothymol blue. The same authors further modified this medium by retaining the lactose (deleting sucrose) and by including L-cystine for promoting the growth of cystine-dependent dwarf coliform colony. This later modified medium was designated as C.L.E.D. (Cystine- LactoseElectrolyte-Deficient) Medium. This medium is recommended for use in urinary bacteriology, promoting the growth of all urinary pathogens. C.L.E.D. Medium is also recommended for dip stick procedures and as dip inoculum transport medium for urine specimens. C.L.E.D. Medium was further modified by Bevis by incorporation of Andrades indicator. This medium provides sharper differentiation between lactose-fermenters (LF) and lactose-non-fermenters (NLF). Addition of Andrades indicator enhances the appearance of colony and aids in the identification of microorganisms.
for isolation and di?erentiation of microorganisms based on lactose fermentation