Sigma-TSB™ with 6.5% NaCl – MRSA

SIGMA TSB™ is a swab based device for the direct collection and rapid processing of Staphylococcus aureus.

The product includes a 2ml vial of TSB enrichment broth and a swab which can be snapped into the vial.

After collecting the specimen, the vial can be incubated for a few hours before inoculation onto a chromogenic agar medium for the direct detection and identification of MRSA.

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Recommended applications

The swab is used to collect specimen(s) in normal way from nose, throat, axilla, perineum, groin or rectum.

Features
  • Tryptic soy broth with 6.5% Sodium Chloride
  • Choice of swabs (standard or rectal)
  • Compatible with all current automated processing
Benefits
  • Enrichment of specimens for direct plating on chromogenic agars
  • Simpler processing and faster turnaround times for MRSA screening specimens
  • Snap ‘n’ Cap format compatible with automated processing platforms
Product Codes
Code Description Cap colour Swab length Pack size No. in a case Shelf life
MWTSB65 Medium Standard Tip Polyurethane Foam, 2ml Orange 15cm 125 1000 1 year
MSDS
Document Name
MSDS MWTSB65
Independent Studies
Document Name
Evaluation to show that Sigma TSB™ with 6.5% NaCl is a suitable device to use for hospitals wishing to implement the Dutch guideline on the laboratory detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It removes the need for separate processing of specimens arriving in the laboratory, in that the tubes can be directly inoculated when the specimen is taken from the patient. -Khan et al
Document Name
Study that shows Sigma TSB™ with 6.5% NaCl is a suitable device to use for hospitals wishing to implement a protocol for the processing of MRSA screening specimens. In addition, positive results can be quickly and reliably confirmed on the BD Max™ PCR platform - Khan et al
Sigma-TSB™ with 6.5% NaCl – MRSA articles and clinical studies

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Medical Wire & Equipment
Corsham, Wiltshire
England
SN13 9RT

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