• This is a medium that can be used to differentiate between some of the Enterobacteriacae on the basis of four reactions, fermentation of Lactose, Glucose and Sucrose and the production of H2S. For use the medium is inoculated using a pure culture of the test organism which should be smeared onto the surface of the slope and stabbed into the butt of the medium. For details of the many reactions that may arise during the use of this medium reference should be made to one of the many standard textbooks.
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  • Isotonic Saline with added 0.1% Tryptone suitable for use in the preparation of food samples prior to culture.
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  • Universal Isotonic Saline Solution.
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  • Sterile Isotonic Saline suitable for use in preparation of food samples and/or as a rinse during examination of equipment etc. prior to culture. It can also be used as a general purpose diluent in many areas of the laboratory.
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  • A medium for the selective enrichment of Salmonellae spp from both clinical and food samples. It is a buffered Lactose Peptone Broth to which Sodium Biselenite is added as the selective agent and Cystine to enhance the recovery of salmonella in low numbers. Subcultures should be made from the top 1/3 of the broth after not more than 24 hours incubation as after this time there is a loss of selectivity.
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  • Rappaport Vassiliadis (R.V.) Single Component Enrichment Broth This is an alternative to Selenite and Tetrathionate broths, as a selective enrichment broth for the isolation of Salmonellae spp from food, dairy and environmental samples and is claimed by some workers to be superior to both these formulations. It can also be used in clinical bacteriology but care must be taken to ensure that only a light inoculum is used. Malachite Green and Magnesium Chloride are included in the formulation as selective agents due to their ability to inhibit most enteric organisms but allow salmonellae to multiply freely. NB: This media is not recommended for use when salmonella typhi is suspected.
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  • An osmotically controlled solution for the preparation of suspensions of food samples and for use as a diluent in dilution techniques for bacterial enumeration. The solution may also be used in the sampling of food production apparatus by the rinse and swab method.
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  • An osmotically controlled solution for the preparation of suspensions of food samples and for use as a diluent in dilution techniques for bacterial enumeration. The solution may also be used in the sampling of food production apparatus by the rinse and swab method.
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