Legionella

albican at my-deja.com albican at my-deja.com
Thu Jun 10 06:37:47 EST 1999


In article <vfE73.50$Gh5.423804 at NewsRead.Toronto.iSTAR.net>,
  "Paul and Kimberly Liska" <pliska at istar.ca> wrote:
> Hello:
>
> I was wondering if anyone knows of an established method, possibly
using an
> agar medium,  for detecting Legionella bacteria. Any help would be
> appreciated.

B.C.Y.E. (Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract) agar is the classic and
proven method of detecting Legionella.  It is available from BBL or
Difco (Same company now).  Can be purchased as a prepared plate or as a
dehydrated powder.

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Albican
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