Chromogenic Salmonella Agar (CSA)

For the detection of Salmonella species

Description Product Code Volume equivalent (L) Number of 20mL plates
Salmonella detection medium powder 1101 1.0 50

Microbiology

Salmonellosis is the second most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis. Approximately 40,000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States each year (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006). Unless treated promptly with antibiotics the organism can cause death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness. This product incorporates the company’s esterase octanoate substrate.

Key Features

  • Evaluation studies indicate a 93.1% sensitivity, comparing favourably with other commercially available agars
  • Detection of Salmonella occurs within 24h
  • Salmonella species appear burgundy against a transparent yellow background
  • Available as dehydrated media

Reference.  Cooke, VM et al (1999) A novel chromogenic ester agar medium for the detection of Salmonellae Appl. Environ Microbiol 65:807-812.