New York City Agar- Composition, Principle, Preparation, Results, Uses


New York City Agar (NYC Agar) is a type of culture medium that is used for the isolation and cultivation of pathogenic Neisseria species, such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis, from clinical specimens. It is also useful for the growth of genital mycoplasmas, such as Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum, which are associated with urogenital tract infections. NYC Agar is an enriched and selective medium that provides optimal conditions for the recovery of these fastidious organisms.