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BD™ Difco™ Sabouraud Dextrose Agar

Rendered more selective for fungi by the addition of antimicrobics. BD™ Difco™ Sabouraud Dextrose Agar is a general-purpose medium used in the cultivation of yeasts, molds and aciduric microorganisms. It is also recommended for the testing of cosmetics and food.

Manufacturer: bd™  B211661

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Catalog No. DF0109-07-3

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Description & Specifications


Quantity 2kg
Certifications/Compliance BAM, CCAM, CMPH2, COMPF, EP, JP, MCM9, USP
For Use With (Application) Cultivation of pathogenic and nonpathogenic fungi, particularly dermatophytes
Color Beige
Storage Requirements 2-25°C
Product Type Sabouraud Dextrose Agar
Shelf Life 1825 Days
Media Format Peptic digest of Animal Tissue 5g/L, Pancreatic digest of Casein 5g/L, Dextrose 40g/L, Agar 15g/L
Packaging Pail
Format Dehydrated
Media Type Sabouraud Dextrose Agar

Difco™ Sabouraud Dextrose Agar is a dehydrated culture media used in qualitative procedures for cultivation of pathogenic and nonpathogenic fungi, particularly dermatophytes.

  • The addition of antimicrobics is a modification designed to increase bacterial inhibition.
  • The low pH of approximately 5.6 is favorable for the growth of fungi and slightly inhibitory to contaminating bacteria in clinical specimens.
  • General Chapters 61 and 62 of the USP describe test methods for using Sabouraud Dextrose Agar when performing the microbial enumeration tests and tests for isolating Candida albicans from nonsterile pharmaceutical products.


1825 Days