CRITERION™ TRYPTIC SOY AGAR (TSA)
|Cat. no. C7120||CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar||80gm|
|Cat. no. C7121||CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar||500gm|
|Cat. no. C7122||CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar||2kg|
|Cat. no. C7123||CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar||10kg|
|Cat. no. C7124||CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar||50kg|
Hardy Diagnostics CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar is recommended for use as a general growth medium for the isolation and cultivation of microorganisms. This medium is also recommended for use in the cultivation, storage, and transportation of pure cultures of bacteria.
This dehydrated culture medium is a raw material intended to be used in the making of prepared media products, which will require further processing, additional ingredients, or supplements.
The formulation of Tryptic Soy Agar is prepared according to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standard formula for Soybean-Casein Digest Agar Medium.(9) It is also included in approved procedures in the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods and in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater.(4,8)
CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar contains digests of soybean meal and casein which provides amino acids and other nitrogenous compounds making it a nutritious medium for many microorganisms. Sodium chloride is added to maintain the osmotic equilibrium. Dextrose is added to serve as an energy source. This medium may be supplemented with blood to provide a more nutritious medium for fastidious organisms, or with antimicrobials to provide a selective medium for specific organisms out of a mixed flora sample.
|Gram weight per liter:||40.0gm/L|
|Pancreatic Digest of Casein||15.0gm|
|Peptic Digest of Soybean Meal||5.0gm|
Final pH 7.3 +/- 0.2 at 25ºC.
* Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
Store the sealed bottle(s) containing dehydrated culture medium at 2-30ºC. Dehydrated culture medium is very hygroscopic. Keep lid tightly sealed. Protect dehydrated culture media from moisture and light. The dehydrated culture media should be discarded if it is not free-flowing or if the color has changed from its original light beige.
Store the prepared culture media at 2-8ºC.
METHOD OF PREPARATION FOR DEHYDRATED CULTURE MEDIA
1. Suspend 40.0gm of the dehydrated culture media in 1 liter of distilled or deionized water.
2. Heat to boiling and mix to dissolve completely.
3. Sterilize in the autoclave at 121ºC. for 15 minutes.
PROCEDURE AND INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
For information on procedures and interpretation of results, consult listed references or refer to the prepared media Instructions for Use (IFU) for Cat. No. G60.
MATERIALS REQUIRED BUT NOT PROVIDED
Standard microbiological supplies and equipment such as autoclaves, incinerators, and incubators, etc., are not provided.
|Test Organisms||Inoculation Method*||Incubation||Results|
ATCC ® 6538
ATCC ® 8739
ATCC ® 10231
ATCC ® 6633
ATCC ® 14028
ATCC ® 25923
ATCC ® 25922
User Quality Control
** Tested in accordance with USP <61> and <62>.(10,11)
CRITERION™ Tryptic Soy Agar powder should appear homogeneous, free-flowing, and light beige in color. The prepared media should appear translucent, slightly opalescent, and light amber in color.
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2. Jorgensen., et al. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.
3. Tille, P., et al. Bailey and Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, MO.
4. Greenberg, A.E., et al. (ed.). 1992. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th ed. APHA, Washington, D.C.
5. Isenberg, H.D. Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Vol. I, II & III. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.
6. MacFaddin, J.F. 1985. Media for Isolation, Cultivation, Identification, Maintenance of Bacteria, Vol. I. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD.
7. Quality Assurance for Commercially Prepared Microbiological Culture Media, M22. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI - formerly NCCLS), Wayne, PA.
8. Vanderzant, C. and D.F. Splittstoesser, (ed.). 1992. Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, 3rd ed. APHA, Washington, D.C.
9. U.S. Pharmacopeia, 22nd rev. 1990. U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, Rockville, MD.
10. The Official Compendia of Standards. USP General Chapter <61> Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products: Microbial Enumeration Tests. USP-NF. United States Pharmacopeial Convention Inc., Rockville, MD.
11. The Official Compendia of Standards. USP General Chapter <62> Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products: Tests for Specified Microorganisms. USP-NF. United States Pharmacopeial Convention Inc., Rockville, MD.
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