Culture Media Preparation Survey

Take our short microbiology culture media preparation survey and go into the draw to win a local experience voucher*

Culture media forms an integral part of many detection and enumeration methods carried out in the microbiology laboratory. Ensuring your culture media is fit-for-purpose is critical for to produce accurate and easily interpreted results. Substandard culture media may lead to one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Reduced growth/recovery rates
  • Atypical colonial morphology or reactions
  • Inhibition of target organism
  • Failure to inhibit competing flora
  • Reduced shelf-life of the prepared medium
If you use or prepare microbiology media in your laboratory please take our short survey and let us know how we can better support your media preparation to get the best possible results. The survey should take less than 2 minutes.

As a thank you, you will go into the draw to win a local experience voucher.

1. Do you prepare your media in-house or purchase pre-prepared culture media?

2. What is your greatest media preparation challenge?

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3. What type/s of sample matrix do you test?

4. Can you estimate the number of prepared plates used in a month?

5. What do you consider as a concern to change to prepared media?
 Other, please specify:

6. In-house preparation: Which sterilisation technique do you use?

7. Would you like to have a proposal for the supply of prepared media?

 Other, please specify:

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