RAPID'E. coli O157:H7, dehydrated #3564748



Pkg of 1, 100 g of dehydrated agar broth, enough for 1.25 L of medium
Safety Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet



Use RAPID'E.coli O157:H7 Agar for the detection, isolation, and presumptive identification of E. coli O157:H7 in food products. Results should be confirmed by standard reference methods appropriate for the food type being tested. Confirmation using latex is also validated for colonies isolated from RAPID'E.coli O157:H7 agar.

This product includes 100 g of dehydrated medium. Supplements of novobiocin (10 mg/L) and potassium tellurite (0.8 mg/L) must be added to this medium.

Features and Benefits

  • Detection on a single plate
  • Typical (sorbitol-/β-glucuronidase-) and atypical (β-glucuronidase+) E. coli O157:H7 colonies are dark blue or black
  • Other atypical (sorbitol+) E. coli O157:H7 colonies are blue to turquoise blue
  • 100% specificity demonstrated by testing 50 strains of E. coli O157:H7 and 35 other strains
  • Selectivity is increased by the addition of novobiocin and other selective agents such as potassium tellurite
  • Results with RAPID'E.coli O157:H2 Medium in ≤48 hr


Certified NF VALIDATION according to the ISO 16140 standard and validated by the AOAC.

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