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Borrelia burgdorferi

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B3528 BSK-H Medium With sodium bicarbonate, suitable for Borrelia burgdorferi (Qualified)   BSK-H medium is a standardized complex medium designed to support the growth of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. To standardize the procedure for isolating and culturing Lyme disease spirochetes, Pollack, RJ et. al. modified the composition of the medium generally used for this purpose (BSK-II) and developed a system for its distribution. This medium contains no gelatin or agarose, and various components are used in proportions that differ from those in BSK-II. Each of the major proteinacious components was screened by substitution in samples of the complete product. The final medium was evaluated for the capacity to grow related spirochetes including Borrelia burgdorferi N40, Guilford, and JD-1 as well as strains of Borrelia hermsii (HS-1) and of Borrelia coriaceae (CO53). Standardized medium, supplemented with prescreened rabbit serum, facilitates comparison of research results between laboratories and may eventually permit definitive clinical diagnosis of Lyme disease based on demonstration of the pathogen. The standardized medium is designated BSK-H.
B8291 BSK-H Medium, Complete sterile-filtered, with 6% rabbit serum, suitable for Borrelia burgdorferi   BSK-H medium is a standardized complex medium designed to support the growth of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. To standardize the procedure for isolating and culturing Lyme disease spirochetes, Pollack, RJ et. al. modified the composition of the medium generally used for this purpose (BSK-II) and developed a system for its distribution. This medium contains no gelatin or agarose, and various components are used in proportions that differ from those in BSK-II. Each of the major proteinacious components was screened by substitution in samples of the complete product. The final medium was evaluated for the capacity to grow related spirochetes including Borrelia burgdorferi N40, Guilford, and JD-1 as well as strains of Borrelia hermsii (HS-1) and of Borrelia coriaceae (CO53). Standardized medium, supplemented with prescreened rabbit serum, facilitates comparison of research results between laboratories and may eventually permit definitive clinical diagnosis of Lyme disease based on demonstration of the pathogen. The standardized medium is designated BSK-H.
Complete BSK-H Medium was used to culture B. burgdorferi to study the pathology of lyme borreliosis.