BACGro Hektoen Enteric Agar / 10kg

BACGroTM Hektoen Enteric Agar (HE) is a selective and differential medium used in the isolation and differentiation of Gram-negative enteric pathogens.

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Hektoen Enteric agar utilizes bile salts to inhibit Gram-positive organisms and some Gram-negative strains. Optimized differentiation is achieved through the addition of three carbohydrates: lactose, sucrose, and salicin. Ferric ammonium citrate and sodium thiosulfate allow for the detection of hydrogen sulfate production, aiding in differentiation by causing black-centered colonies for Salmonella.

Acid fuchsin and Bromothymol blue is an indicator system with a lower toxicity to promote improved enteric pathogen recovery.

Kit Specifications
2-30 °C
E. coli & Coliforms, Enterococci, Salmonella, Shigella
Product Attachments
  • Instruction for Use - Hektoen Enteric Agar

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