03075e Tryptic Soy Agar-ICR (1460010020)
Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA, Casein Soya Bean Digest Agar) is a complex medium for cultivation and isolation of fastidious bacteria, yeasts and moulds. The medium can be incubated under aerobic or anaerobic conditions. The formulation of the basic medium is prepared according to the recommendations of the current United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) or European Pharmacopoeia (EP).
TSA in settle plates is mainly used for the determination of airborne microorganisms either by active air sampling using special air samplers or by the sedimentation method. Plates supplemented with neutralizers are further used for personnel hygiene monitoring.