Violet Red Bile Agar. M Violet Red Bile Agar is selective medium used for the isolation, detection and enumeration of coli-aerogenes bacteria in water, milk. Violet Red Bile Agar (VRB Agar). APHA / COMPF / IDF-FIL / ISO Medium for the detection and enumeration of coliforms in milk and other dairy products. Violet Red Bile Agar is used for the enumeration of coliforms in food and the presumptive test for coliforms uses Violet Red Bile Agar, (VRBA).

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There should be enough water in the waterbath to reach the media line. A covered waterbath will help to reach and maintain the temperature.

The medium contains bile salts and crystal violet which serve as inhibitory agents toward some gram-positive microorganisms, especially staphylococci. Media should not be used if there are any signs of deterioration shrinking, cracking, or discolorationcontamination, or if the expiration date has passed.

Violet Red Bile Agar (VRBA) -Lab M

Violet Red Bile Agar contains a low concentration of bile salts, and therefore is not completely specific for enterics. Colonies of Enterobacter aerogenes often appear mucoid and pinkish in color. American Public Health Association. Consult listed references for information concerning inoculation procedures.


This product is not intended to be used for the diagnosis of human disease. Aseptically inoculate agar surface with 0. Melt agar by placing in a boiling waterbath until liquified.

Place a 1ml inoculation into a sterile petri plate. The medium is recommended for use in the microbiological analysis of milk and other dairy products, and for use in the examination of water. Lactose-fermenting microorganisms produce pink to red colonies that are generally surrounded by a reddish zone of precipitated bile.

Agae a sterile spreader device, distribute the inoculum evenly over the agar surface.

Hardy Diagnostics Violet Red Bile Agar is recommended for the detection of coliforms in food or dairy products. Enterococci may grow, and if so, usually appear pinpoint in size and rose colored.

Violet Red Bile Agar is a selective medium used to detect and enumerate lactose-fermenting coliform microorganisms. Surface colonies of Escherichia coli appear as entire-edged colonies, while deep colonies appear lens-shaped.

Violet Red Bile Agar (VRB Agar) – Products – Scharlab,S.L. The Lab Sourcing Group

Consult listed references for information on sample collection. Non-lactose-fermenting microorganisms produce colorless colonies. U Violet Red Bile Agar, 8oz. Spread the dilution evenly over the surface of the medium. Neutral red is employed as the qgar indicator. Allow medium to warm to room temperature prior to inoculation.


Heat in waterbath until melted.

Violet Red Bile (VRB) Agar – for the detection of coliforms

Product is light and temperature sensitive; protect from light, excessive heat, moisture, and freezing. Growth; pink to red colonies, may have a slight precipitate around colonies colonies. Carefully swirl the plate to mix the inoculum evenly. Non-lactose-fermenting microorganisms result in colorless colonies. Prepare decimal vb in sterile diluent to obtain CFU per plate.

Violet Red Bile Agar (VRB Agar)

Lactose-fermenting microorganisms, including coliforms, produce pink to red colonies that are generally surrounded by a reddish zone of ayar bile. Standard microbiological supplies and equipment such as loops, slides, staining supplies, Lauryl Sulfate Broth, other culture media, microscopes, incinerators, and incubators, etc.

For melting bottled media: Alternatively, a covered, boiling waterbath degrees C.