Product number: 7152

Salmonella Shigella Agar is used for the isolation of Salmonella spp. and some strains of Shigella spp. in a laboratory setting. Salmonella Shigella Agar is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans

Salmonella Shigella Agar is a modification of the Desoxycholate Citrate Agar described by Leifson. Salmonella Shigella Agar is superior to a number of other media for the isolation of Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp. Salmonella Shigella Agar is recommended for testing specimens and food for the presence of Salmonella spp. and some Shigella spp.


Formula Liter
Beef Extract 5 g
Enzymatic Digest of Casein 2.5 g
Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue 2.5 g
Lactose 10 g
Bile Salts 8.5 g
Sodium Citrate 8.5 g
Sodium Thiosulfate 8.5 g
Ferric Citrate 1 g
Brilliant Green 0.00033 g
Neutral Red 0.025 g
Agar 13.5 g

Final pH: 7.0 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 60 g of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.

Order Details

Product # Product Description
7152A Salmonella Shigella Agar, 500 g
7152T Salmonella Shigella Agar, 5 kg
7152C Salmonella Shigella Agar, 10 kg

Reference Material

7152 - Salmonella Shigella Agar, Product Information Sheet [English] [Portuguese]
7152 - Salmonella Shigella Agar, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]

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