Product number: NCM0017
MacConkey Agar is used for the isolation and differentiation of Gram-negative enteric bacilli in a laboratory setting. Conforms to Harmonized USP/EP/JP Requirements and FDA/BAM. MacConkey Agar is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.
A medium recommended by the Harmonized USP/EP/JP for isolation and identification of Escherichia coli from non-sterile products. Conforms to USP/EP/JP performance specification. Gelatin serves as source of carbon and nitrogen. Lactose is a fermentable carbohydrate and sodium chloride maintains the osmotic balance. Bile salts and crystal violet act as selective agents inhibiting many Gram-positive bacteria. Escherichia coli can ferment lactose to produce acid which results in a pH drop. This is indicated by neutral red resulting in pink colonies. Enough acid production will cause the precipitation of bile salts resulting in a bile precipitate or halo around lactose fermenting bacteria. Non-lactose fermenting bacteria such as Salmonella spp. grow but remain colorless with no bile precipitate. According to the Harmonized USP/EP/JP, MacConkey Broth is used as a selective enrichment broth, with subculture performed onto MacConkey Agar.
|Enzymatic Digest of Gelatin||17.0 g/L|
|Enzymatic Digest of Casein||1.5 g/L|
|Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue||1.5 g/L|
|Bile Salts Mixture||1.5 g/L|
|Sodium Chloride||5.0 g/L|
|Neutral Red||0.03 g/L|
|Crystal Violet||0.001 g/L|
Final pH: 7.1 ± 0.2 at 25ºC
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.
- Suspend 50 g of the medium in one liter of purified water.
- Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.
- Autoclave at 121ºC for 15 minutes.
- Cool to 45-50°C.
Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7102 MacConkey Agar; and LabM Product: HP006 MacConkey Agar (USP/EP/JP)
|Product #||Product Description|
|NCM0017A||MacConkey Agar, 500 g|
|NCM0017B||MacConkey Agar, 5 kg|
|NCM0017C||MacConkey Agar, 10 kg|
|NCM0017D||MacConkey Agar, 25 kg (European only size)|
|NCM0017E||MacConkey Agar, 50 kg (US only size)|
7102 - MacConkey Agar, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Hungarian] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM0017 - MacConkey Agar, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]
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