Table 2.

Recovery of Bordetella species on selective and nonselective media

Species (no. tested)% of isolates recovered on:
CACA-LEXBG agarBG-LEXBG-METBG-OXA
B. holmesii (33)10001000100100
B. pertussis(5)100100100NTa 100100
B. parapertussis(5)100100100NT100100
B. bronchiseptica(4)100100100NT100100
  • a NT, not tested (the effect of cephalexin in BG agar on B. pertussis, B. parapertussis, and B. bronchiseptica was not evaluated since all of them were originally recovered from a medium containing cephalexin).