Brain Heart Infusion Broth

Item No.  NCM0016A

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Brain Heart Infusion Broth is used for the cultivation of a wide variety of fastidious organisms and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans. A rich isotonic infusion medium with tryptose (a mixture of meat and milk peptones) providing a wide range of substrates. A low concentration of glucose is used to stimulate early growth. The medium is lightly buffered to prevent the early death of some species due to acid production. Organisms which produce significant amounts of acid may well overwhelm the buffering system and auto-sterilize. The medium is suitable for use as a blood culture medium or as an enrichment broth for fastidious organisms.  
Analyte Enterococci, Neisseria, Streptococci
Brand NEOGEN® Culture Media
Formula Liter
Brain Heart Infusion Solids (Porcine) 17.5 g/L*
Tryptose 10.0 g/L
Glucose 2.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g/L
Disodium Hydrogen Phosphate 2.5 g/L

*Equivalent to 12.5 g dehydrated brain infusion and 5.0 g of heart infusion

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
  1. Dissolve 37 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation to completely dissolve the medium, if necessary.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
Previous Item Number Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7116 Brain-Heart Infusion Broth; and LabM Product: LAB049 Brain Heart Infusion Broth



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