Product number: NCM1006

CASE is a selective chromogenic agar for the detection of Salmonella that can be used as part of the ISO 6579-1:2017 workflow. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

CASE utilizes a dual chromogenic system to differentiate between Salmonella and non-target organisms that grow on the agar. The first chromogen is a target for esterase activity present in all Salmonella species, and results in blue/green colonies. The second chromogen is a target for ß-glucosidase activity, present in non-target organisms that are able to grow on the agar and also possess esterase activity. Utilization of the second chromogen masks the presentation of the first, resulting in black colonies in non-Salmonella organisms. All other organisms are either inhibited or grow colorless on the agar. The medium contains an opacity agent that provides a white background, facilitating easy reading and identification. The media is able to detect non-motile Salmonella (S. Pullorum and S. Gallinarum) as well as monophasic variants (1,4,[5],12:i:-). The media is also able to detect serovars that traditionally present weak esterase activity (S. Dublin), and lactose positive strains (S. Arizonae). According to ISO 6579-1:2017, subculture is performed separately from both Rappaport-Vassiliadis medium with Soya (RVS broth) and Muller-Kauffmann tetrathionate-novobiocin (MKTTn) broth.

 

Formula Liter
Growth Mix 10.5 g/L
Selective Mix 11.0 g/L
Buffer 7.0 g/L
Opacity Agents 7.5 g/L
Chromogenic Mix 1.4 g/L
Agar 12.5 g/L

Final pH: 7.2 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.

Preparation

  1. Suspend 49.9 grams of medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Bring rapidly to the boil with frequent agitation and temper in a water bath to 45-50°C.

Product was previously known as LabM Product: HAL015 Harlequin® Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE)

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM1006A Harlequin Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), 500 g
NCM1006B Harlequin Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), 5 kg
NCM1006C Harlequin Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), 10 kg
NCM1006D Harlequin Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), 25 kg (European only size)
NCM1006E Harlequin Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), 50 kg (US only size)

Reference Material

NCM1006 - Harlequin Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), Safety Data Sheet [English] [EU English]
NCM1006 - Harlequin Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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