Microbial Content Test Agar (Soyabean Casein Digest Agar W/Lecithin and Polysorbate 80)
Catalog No.: DM963-500g
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- Product Details
Microbial Content Test Agar is supplied by Micromaster. It is available in the form of a cream to yellow coloured granular medium which has a pH in the range of 7.1 to 7.5. It is advisable to store this product below 30°C in tightly closed container.
• Quantity provided: 500 g/pack
Microbial Content Agar (Soyabean Casein Digest Agar w/ Lecithin and Polysorbate 80 ) is used in RODAC (Replicate Organism Detection and Counting) plates for the detection and enumeration of microorganisms present on surfaces of sanitary importance. Casein enzymic hydrolysate and soya peptone provide nitrogenous compounds and other nutrients essential for microbial replication. Lecithin and polysorbate 80 (Tween 80) are neutralizers reported to inactivate residual disinfectants from where the sample is collected. Lecithin neutralizes quaternary ammonium compounds and polysorbate 80 neutralizes phenolic disinfectants, hexachlorophene, formalin and with lecithin ethanol. Collection of samples from areas before and after the treatment with disinfectant evaluates cleaning procedures in environmental sanitation. The presence and number of microorganisms is determined by the appearance of colonies on the agar surface. After counting the colonies, it is advisable to carry out biochemical tests for identification.