Product Code TM 2136
Mycobacterium genus belongs to the family Mycobacteriaceae. They are aerobic, non-motile, gram-positive and characteristically acid-alcohol fast bacilli. It grows at temperatures from 30-41?C, optimally at 35-37?C. Although primary isolation may be successful on a variety of media, only Lowenstein Jensen Medium with glycerol i.e. IUT Medium with glycerol has been recommended. This medium is recommended by the International Union against Tuberculosis for the Diagnosis of Mycobacterial Infections. It is also commonly known as Lowenstein-Jensen Glycerol Medium. It differs from Lowenstein-Jensen Medium since it does not contain potato flour/starch. This medium has been reported to provide higher proportion of tests positives.
for cultivation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis