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Thermo Scientific™ XLD Agar (Dehydrated)

Isolate Salmonella and Shigella from food and clinical specimens with this selective medium.

$237.60 - $237.60

Specifications

Description XLD Medium
Format Powder
Packaging Ea.
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OXCM0469B
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CM0469B
500g
Each for $237.60
 
Description

Description

Isolate Salmonella and Shigella from clinical specimens and foods with selective Thermo Scientific™ Oxoid™ XLD Agar (Dehydrated). The medium relies on xylose fermentation, lysine decarboxylation and production of hydrogen sulphide for the primary differentiation of shigellae and salmonellae from non-pathogenic bacteria. The careful addition of sodium desoxycholate inhibits the growth of coliforms without decreasing the ability to support shigellae and salmonellae.

Salmonella and Shigella are major causes of bacterial enteric illness with transmission occurring via the fecal-oral route, person-to-person contact, or by the ingestion of contaminated food or water.

Use XLD Medium for the screening of samples containing mixed flora suspected of harboring enteric pathogens, e.g., medical specimens or food products.

  • Easy-to-read: easily differentiate Salmonella (red colonies with black centers) from Shigella (red colonies) and other coliforms (yellow, opaque colonies).
  • Superior sensitivity and selectivity: exceeds that of the traditional plating media e.g., Eosin Methylene Blue and Bismuth Sulphite Agars, which tend to suppress the growth of shigellae.

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Specifications

Specifications

XLD Medium
Powder
Ea.
SDS

For Laboratory Use Only