TSBV is the acronym for tryptic soy-serum-bacitracin-vancomycin, a type of agar plate medium used in microbiological testing to select for Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (A.a.). It was described by Jørgen Slots in 1982, who also discovered the role of A.a. in periodontitis.
Per liter, TSBV contains:
- Tryptic Soy Serum Bacitracin Vancomycin Agar (TSBV)
- van Steenbergen, TJM. "Comparison of Two Selective Media for Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans." J Clin Microbiol 1986;24:636-638.
- Slots, J. "Selective medium for isolation of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans." J Clin Microbiol 1982;15:606-609.