Culture of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae from the nasopharynx: Not all media are equal

Tegan M. Harris, Angela Rumaseb, Jemima Beissbarth, Federica Barzi, Amanda J. Leach, Heidi C. Smith-Vaughan

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    Abstract

    The efficacy of chocolate agar, versus bacitracin, vancomycin, clindamycin, chocolate agar (BVCCA) for the isolation of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) from nasopharyngeal swabs was determined. BVCCA cultured NTHi from 97.3% of NTHi-positive swabs, compared to 87.1% for chocolate agar. To maximise culture sensitivity, the use of both media is recommended.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-5
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
    Volume137
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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