Letheen Agar Base, Modified is used with Tween 80 (Polysorbate 80) for the isolation of microorganisms from cosmetics in a laboratory setting. Letheen Agar Base, Modified is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.
In 1948, Weber and Black described the value of a highly nutritional solid medium containing neutralizing agents for quaternary ammonium compounds in sanitizers. The addition of Lecithin and Tween 80 (Polysorbate 80) to Tryptone Glucose Extract (TGE) Agar resulted in a medium that effectively neutralizes quaternary ammonium compounds in testing of germicidal activity. Total neutralization of disinfectants is critical. Disinfectant residues can result in a false negative (no-growth) test.
Letheen Agar Base, Modified is based on the formula described in FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual, and a modification of Letheen Agar Base. Letheen Agar Base, Modified is recommended by the FDA for use in the microbiological testing of cosmetics.
|Letheen Agar Base||25 g|
|Enzymatic Digest of Casein||10 g|
|Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue||10 g|
|Yeast Extract||2 g|
|Sodium Chloride||5 g|
|Sodium Bisulfite||0.1 g|
Final pH: 7.2 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.
Supplement / Liter
Tween 80 (Polysorbate 80), 7 mL
Note: Equivalence for Tween 80 in grams to mL is @ 1:1
|Product #||Product Description|
|7495A||Letheen Agar Base, Modified, 500 g|
|7495T||Letheen Agar Base, Modified, 5 kg|