|Product Code||Description||Product Size||Quantity|
|CM1061B||XLT-4 Agar 500g||–||500g|
XLT-4 Agar 500g
Thermo ScientificTM OxoidTM
Efficiently isolate and identify salmonellae from clinical, environmental and food samples with highly selective Thermo Scientific™ XLT-4 Agar. XLT-4 Agar contains sodium tetradecylsulfate which acts to inhibit many of the background flora organisms whose growth can cause problems with differentiation on other Salmonellae plating media. This enhanced selectivity allows a significant increase in the recovery of salmonellae, while reducing false-positive suspect colonies, saving time and reducing the costs of further identification of false-positive colonies.
XLT-4 Agar Base, Oxoid Composition
|Ferric ammonium citrate|
|Final pH 7.4 ± 0.2 @ 25°C|
XLT-4 Agar, Oxoid Preparation:
Suspend 59g of XLT-4 Agar Base in 1 litre of distilled water, add 4.6ml of XLT-4 Selective Supplement and bring the medium to the boil.
Do not overheat, do not autoclave.
Cool to approximately 50°C and pour into sterile Petri dishes. It is not advised to hold the medium at 50°C for longer than 1 hour as this may cause the medium to precipitate.
Storage conditions and Shelf life
The dehydrated medium should be stored at 10-30°C and used before the expiry date on the label.
Prepared medium may be stored for up to 2 weeks at 2-8°C.