Tryptone Soya Broth (Modified) with Novobiocin (20mg/L)
This is a selective enrichment broth for the isolation of Escherichia coli 0157, primarily from food and food products, and is capable of detecting the organisms even when they are present in small numbers. It is also increasingly being used in clinical laboratories when screening faecal samples. Based on Tryptone Soya Broth it is made selective for Escherichia coli 0157 by the addition of bile salts and Novobiocin and is also buffered to maintain the pH during incubation. This medium is generally used in conjunction with selective agar subculture (e.g. Sorbitol MacConkey Agar with Cefixime Tellurite – (CT-SMAC)).