Product Code TM 1731
This medium is commonly used as base agar for microbiological agar diffusion assays for wide variety of antibiotics. Agar diffusion assays can be performed by cylinders, punched-hole or paper disc tests. This medium is identical numerically with the name assigned by Grove and Randall. This medium is prepared according to the specifications detailed in the USP and CFR.
To perform an antibiotic assay the Antibiotic assay medium No.2 is used as Base Agar. This medium should be prepared on the same day as the test. For the cylinder method, a base layer of 21 ml is required. Once the base medium has solidified, Antibiotic assay medium No.1 as seed agar, inoculated with the standardized culture can be overlaid. Even distribution of the layer is important.
for microbiological assay of antibiotics