Product number: NCM0020

Tryptone Soy Agar (TSA) is a general-purpose agar which will support the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms, and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

The medium can be used for phage typing, colicine typing and for testing the X and V factor requirements of Haemophilus spp.


Formula Liter
Tryptone 15.0 g/L
Soy Peptone 0.5 g/L
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g/L
Agar 12.0 g/L

Final pH: 7.2 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 37 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation to completely dissolve the medium if necessary.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
  4. Cool to 45-50°C.

Product was previously known as LabM Product: LAB011 Tryptone Soy Agar (TSA)

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM0020A Tryptone Soy Agar, 500 g
NCM0020B Tryptone Soy Agar, 5 kg
NCM0020C Tryptone Soy Agar, 10 kg
NCM0020D Tryptone Soy Agar, 25 kg (European only size)
NCM0020E Tryptone Soy Agar, 50 kg (US only size)

Reference Material

NCM0020 - Tryptone Soy Agar, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM0020 - Tryptone Soy Agar, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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