MUELLER HINTON AGAR NO.2

Product Code TM 236

  • Description

    The goal of susceptibility test is to predict through an in vitro assessment the likelihood of successfully treating a patient’s infection with a particular antimicrobial agent. The Mueller Hinton formulation was originally developed as a simple, transparent agar medium for the cultivation of pathogenic Neisseria species. Other media were subsequently developed hat replaced the use of Mueller Hinton Agar for the cultivation of pathogenic Neisseria species, but it became widely used in the determination of sulfonamide resistance of gonococci and other organisms. Mueller Hinton Agar is now used as a test medium for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Mueller Hinton Agar is recommended for the diffusion of antimicrobial agents impregnated on paper disc through an agar gel as described in NCCLS (National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards), now CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute) Approved Standard. Mueller Hinton Agar has been selected by the CLSI for several reasons: i.e. It demonstrates good batch-to-batch reproducibility for susceptible testing. ii. It is low in sulfonamide, trimethoprim and tetracycline inhibitors. iii. It supports the growth of most non-fastidious bacterial pathogens and iv. Many data and much experience regarding its performance have been recorded. Mueller Hinton Agar No. 2 is used in the susceptibility testing of rapidly growing aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria from clinical specimens. Kirby-Bauer et al recommended this medium for performing antibiotic susceptibility tests using a single disc of high concentration. WHO Committee on Standardization of Susceptibility Testing has accepted Mueller Hinton Agar for determining the susceptibility of microorganisms because of its reproducibility. The medium is designed to give a low thymine and thymidine content and also the calcium and magnesium ion concentration is adjusted as recommended by CLSI. The medium is not recommended for fastidious organisms. Thymine and thymidine inhibit sulfonamide and trimethoprim activity and calcium and magnesium interferes with the activity of aminoglycoside antibiotics.

  • Principle

    for testing susceptibility of common and rapidly growing bacteria using antimicrobial discs by using Kirby Bauer technique

  • Microorganism

    • Enterococcus faecalis
    • Escherichia coli
    • Haemophilus influenzae
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus
    • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Industry

    • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 100 gm
    • 500 gm
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