Isolate and differentiate Shigella and Salmonella spp. from enteric pathological specimens with Thermo Scientific™ Oxoid™ Hektoen Enteric Agar (Dehydrated). Hektoen Enteric Agar was developed by King and Metzger1. When compared to other selective media this medium gives higher yield of Salmonella and Shigella, while inhibiting accompanying Gram-positive and other microorganisms2,3.
|Description||Hektoen Enteric Agar|
|Yield||for 6.6L medium|
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|CM0419B||Each||500 g||Request A Quote|
Hektoen Enteric Agar is a differential and selective medium for the isolation of Shigella and Salmonella spp.
The high peptone content of the medium offsets the inhibitory effect of bile salts on Shigella species while the additional carbohydrates (sucrose and salicin) give better differentiation and lower the toxicity of double indicator system resulting in better recovery. The increase in lactose content helps early recognition of slow lactose-fermenting organisms. The thiosulphate and ferric citrate are present to detect H2S-producing organisms.
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