Tryptic Soy Agar, provided in bottles, is
a partially completed general purpose medium which, after pouring into Petri
dishes or tubes, supports the growth of nonfastidious as well as moderately
fastidious microorganisms. In clinical microbiology, it is not used for the
isolation of pathogens from clinical specimens but may be used for cultivating
bacterial strains. After supplementation with blood, it may be used as a primary
isolation medium in clinical microbiology.