MTGE-Anaerobic Enrichment Broth – MTGE

MTGE-Anaerobic Enrichment Broth – MTGE

Anaerobic Enrichment Broth (MTGE BROTH) is an enriched non-selective medium used for the cultivation of most anaerobic bacteria and other fastidious microorganisms.

MTGE Broth

MTGE Broth Packaging

Large Format Options

Catalog #
AS-778 Anaerobic Enrichment Broth – MTGE BROTH 10 tubes / pkg $30.00
AS-7782 MTGE Broth, 250mL 1 Bottle
AS-7785 MTGE Broth, 500mL 1 Bottle

Non-stock items:
AS-778 – 15 pack minimum order, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
AS-7782 – 10 bottle minimum order, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
AS-7785 – 5 bottle minimum order, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.


Product Description & Summary

MTGE BROTH is an enriched non-selective medium developed at Anaerobe Systems for the cultivation and isolation of most anaerobic bacteria and other fastidious microorganisms. A protein formulation and yeast extract comprise the basal medium, which is then supplemented with vitamin K1, calf serum, and volatile fatty acids as growth factors for many anaerobic bacteria. This media is prepared, dispensed, and packaged under oxygen-free conditions to prevent the formation of oxidized products prior to use.

Interpretation of Results & Limitations

If used properly, MTGE BROTH supports good growth of many fastidious and non-fastidious anaerobes isolated from clinical specimens.

MTGE BROTH will not provide complete information for identification of bacterial isolates. Additional test procedures and media are required for complete identification. Consult reference materials for additional information.

Quality Control

The following organisms are routinely used for quality control testing at Anaerobe Systems.

Organism Tested ATCC # Results Time
Tannerella forsythia 43037 Growth 24 – 168 hrs
Campylobacter ureolyticus 33387 Growth 24 hrs
Bacteroides fragilis 25285 Growth 24 hrs
Bacteroides vulgatus 8482 Growth 24 hrs
Prevotella melaninogenica 25845 Growth 24 hrs
Fusobacterium necrophorum 25286 Growth 24 hrs
Fusobacterium nucleatum 25586 Growth 24 hrs
Clostridium perfringens 13124 Growth 24 hrs
Peptostreptococcus anaerobius 27337 Growth 24 hrs
Clostridium novyi Type A 7659 Growth 24 hrs
Propionibacterium acnes 6919 Growth 24 hrs
Staphylococcus aureus 25923 Growth 24 hrs
Porphyromonas gingivalis 33277 Growth 48 – 72 hrs
Prevotella intermedia 25611 Growth 24 – 48 hrs

Product Storage & Shelf Life

Storage: Upon receipt, store at room temperature in original package until used. Avoid overheating or freezing. Do not use media if there are signs of deterioration (discoloration due to oxidation of media) or contamination. The expiration date applies to the product in its original packaging and stored as directed. Do not use product past the expiration date shown on the label.

Shelf Life: 1 year from date of manufacture.