BTI Products’ media are liquid growth media contained in sealed, high-impact glass bottles. We use our own proprietary recipes, developed through years of research and testing, to provide conditions favorable for the growth of specific groups of real-world microbes.
Here are just a few of the benefits of using BTI Products’ media over other microbial testing products:
Sensitivity - Our approach allows for the detection of many more microbes than is possible using other methods while still having the broadest detection range of any test method—from one microbe per milliliter to as high a detection limit as you may want.
Detection/Recovery - Putting our media into sealed glass bottles lets us control the gases in the liquid medium and in the headspace, which provides an environment even more favorable to rapid growth of microbes of the desired types and prevents drying of media (a problem with dipsticks and agar plates). And, each of our media have been formulated to effectively grow specific types of real-world organisms, not just strains of organisms that are cultured in laboratories.
Eliminates contamination - Enclosed environment eliminates contamination from exposure to air, dust, and contact with surfaces or fingers.
Tests any type of sample - Liquids, biofilms, swabs, corrosion products, soils, effluent, fuels, etc. can all be tested using BTI Products’ media.
Ease of interpretation - Positive reactions are definite and rely upon color change or clouding of media.
No special equipment required - BTI Products’ media are incubated at room temperature in the media/test kit box, therefore, incubators are not required.
All media is sold in 20-bottle trays. Instructions and sampling/processing items are not included but can be obtained by contacting us. To view our test kit offerings, see our Diagnostic Test Kits.
Use anaerobic diluting solution (ADS) to properly preserve swab and solid samples before inoculating into BTI Products' media.