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Camp Agar



This is a specialized indicator agar formulated for detecting the CAMP reaction for confirmation of Streptococcus agalactiae suspects.



This cherry red, translucent agar is prepared from a blood agar base with the addition of 5% washed bovine erythrocytes and full strength esculin.  This blood agar has been formulated to enhance the presentation of the Beta hemolysin zone of Staphylococcus aureus. The addition of esculin helps to distinguish Camp positive Streptococcus uberis from Streptococcus agalactiae.  Certain Streptococci will hydrolyze esculin, causing a background blackening for E-strep and a mild greening or no background coloration for Streptococcus agalactiae and most Streptococcus dysgalactiae organisms. Streptococcus agalactiae growth within the Beta hemolysin zone will exhibit the characteristic wedge shaped complete hemolysis of the CAMP reaction. All Camp positive, esculin negative organisms are recorded as Streptococcus agalactiae.

Refer to table on back for expected culture responses.


Organism Growth Reaction
Strep. agalactiae Excellent Camp Positive
Esculin negative
Staph. aureus Excellent Hemolysin detection
Mycoplasma Not Applicable
Strep. dysgalactiae Excellent Camp negative
Esculin negative
Strep. uberis Excellent Camp variable
Esculin positive
E- strep Excellent Camp Negative
Esculin positive
Staph. species Excellent
E. Coli Excellent
Klebsiella pneumoniae Excellent
Klebsiella species Excellent
Pseudomonas species Excellent
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Excellent
Pasteurella Excellent
Proteus Excellent
Serratia Excellent
Bacillus Excellent
Yeast Excellent
Mold Excellent
Nocardia Excellent
Prototheca Excellent
Trueperella pyogenes Excellent
C. bovis Excellent

Additional information

Weight .06 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × .5 in


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