STERLIX® C.L.E.D Ready To Use Agar Plate

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CLED agar stands for Cysteine-Lactose-Electrolyte-Deficient agar. It is a selective and differential medium used in microbiology laboratories for the isolation and differentiation of urinary tract pathogens, especially Escherichia coli and other coliform bacteria. The composition of CLED agar includes cysteine (a sulfur-containing amino acid), lactose (a carbohydrate), and electrolytes. The medium lacks certain electrolytes, such as sodium chloride, which inhibits the swarming of Proteus species. CLED agar allows the growth of coliform bacteria while inhibiting the growth of non-coliform bacteria, making it suitable for urine culture and identification of urinary tract infections.