Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) with beads is an isotonic diluent for the maximum recovery of mycobacteria. The low nutritional content of the diluent prevents organism multiplication in the sample for a minimum of one hour. Sodium chloride maintains the osmotic balance and the beads help to separate mycobacteria cell clumps.
BM0392 – Phosphate Buffered Saline & Beads
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|Escherichia coli||NCTC 12241||Stable viability|
|Staphylococcus aureus||NCTC 12981||Stable viability|