Blood Agar Base

Item No.  NCM0075A

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Blood Agar Base is used with blood for the isolation and cultivation of a wide variety of fastidious microorganisms. Blood Agar Base is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans. An inexpensive, general purpose agar base which, with the addition of 5-7% sterile blood, can be used to cultivate a wide range of microorganisms of indicative significance. Typical hemolysis patterns are obtained with this medium.  
Analyte Campylobacter spp., Clostridium, Listeria spp., Staphylococci, Streptococci
Brand NEOGEN® Culture Media
Formula Liter
Beef Extract 10.0 g/L
Balanced Peptone 10.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g/L
Agar 12.0 g/L
Grams per Litre 37.00
Litres per 500g 14.00
Mass 500 g
Package Dimensions 4.60 IN x 2.90 IN x 8.60 IN
Package Weight 1.35 LB
Plates per 500g 740.00
  1. Suspend 37 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
  4. Cool to 45-50°C and add 5-7% sterile defibrinated horse or sheep blood.
Previous Item Number Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7268 Blood Agar Base, Improved; and LabM Product: LAB028 Blood Agar Base



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