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Selective Beta Strep Agar, for Group A Strep only (Streptococcus pyogenes), Especially for throat cultures, 15x100mm plate, order by the package of 10 plates, by Hardy Diagnostics


  • Contains 5% sheep blood, colistin, and trimethoprim sulfamethoxasole (SXT). For the selective isolation of Group A Strep only (S. pyogenes) and exhibits beta hemolysis. Inhibits other Streps, Gram negative bacteria, and normal respiratory flora. Not to be used for group B strep or pneumococcus.

  • Preferred for isolating Group A Strep from throat cultures. See Selective Strep Agar (Cat. No. A70) for a medium that is selective for all types of strep.

  • Contains 5% sheep blood from a veterinary supervised, controlled herd of donor animals. Blood is guaranteed to be from healthy antibiotic-free animals.

  • Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability and prevents sliding.

  • Packaged in sleeves of 10 plates in a "breathable" celluose bag that prevents build-up of condensation and excess moisture.

  • The Hardy Diagnostics manufacturing facility and quality management system complys with cGMP's and have achieved ISO 13485 certification as a medical device manufacturer.

  • See below to view a technical data sheet, MSDS, and various color brochures.

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Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
A72 Group A Beta Strep Agar
HDx, 15x100mm plate R
$17.84 USD PK10

Manufacturer Category Organism
Hardy Diagnostics: prepared media

Media, Prepared

Streptococcus Group A

Instructions for Use Video SDS


Brochures and Studies BioSafety Level

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