Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SAB)
Enzymatic digest of casein and enzymatic digest of animal tissue provide the nitrogen and vitamin source required for organism growth in SAB. The high concentration of dextrose is included as an energy source. Agar and a proprietary polymer are the solidifying agents.
Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SAB) is a modification of dextrose agar described by Sabouraud. SAB is used for cultivating pathogenic and commensal fungi and yeasts. The high dextrose concentration and acidic pH of the formula permit selectivity of fungi. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar is used for determining the microbial content of cosmetics, in the mycological evaluation of food, and clinically to aid in the diagnosis of yeast and fungal infections.