Product Code TRMH 387
Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) was formulated by Sabouraud and is used for the isolation, cultivation, and maintenance of non-pathogenic and pathogenic species of fungi, yeasts and aciduric microorganisms. The pH is adjusted to approximately 5.6 in order to enhance the growth of fungi, especially dermatophytes, and to slightly inhibit bacterial growth in clinical specimens. Medium is often used with antibiotics for the isolation of pathogenic fungi from material containing large numbers of other fungi or bacteria. It is also used for recovery and total counting of yeasts and moulds in environmental monitoring. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar is recommended by the U.S. Pharmacopeia. General Chapters <61> and <62> of the USP describe test methods for using Sabouraud Dextrose Agar when performing microbial enumeration tests and tests for isolating Candida albicans from nonsterile pharmaceutical products.
for cultivation of yeast,molds and aciduric bacteria from pharmaceutical products in accordance with microbial limit testing
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