TABLE 1.

Microbiological media used for cultivation of different bacterial groups

Culture medium (source)Bacterial group(s) or use
Eosin methylene blue agar (Fluka, Germany)Enterobacteriaceae
KF Enterococcus agar (Oxoid, Germany)Enterococcus and Streptococcus spp.
Mannitol salt agar (Oxoid, Germany)Staphylococcus spp.
Columbia agar with 5% sheep blood (Bio Mérieux, Germany)Anaerobic bacteria
Albicans ID2 (Bio Mérieux, Germany)Candida albicans
Clostridium difficile agar (Bio Mérieux, Germany)Clostridia
Bacteroides bile esculin agar (BD Diagnostics Systems, Germany)Bacteroides
Bifidus selective agar (Fluka, Germany)Bifidobacterium spp.
Standard 1 nutrient agar (Merck, Germany)Aerobic bacteria
Mueller-Hinton agar (Roth, Germany)Antibiotic resistance tests