Peptone Water

Item No.  NCM0096A

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Peptone Water is used for the cultivation of non-fastidious microorganisms, indole testing, and as a basal medium for carbohydrate fermentation studies. Peptone Water is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

A general purpose growth medium that can be used as a base for carbohydrate fermentation studies. The medium has a high level of tryptone making it suitable for use in the indole test.

Analyte Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae
Brand NEOGEN® Culture Media
Formula Liter
Peptone 10.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g/L
Grams per Litre 15.00
Litres per 500g 33.00
Mass 500 g
Package Dimensions 4.60 IN x 2.90 IN x 8.60 IN
Package Weight 1.35 LB
  1. Dissolve 15 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Mix thoroughly and dispense into final containers.
  3. Autoclave at 121ºC for 15 minutes.
  4. If sterile additions are to be made to this medium e.g. carbohydrates, the volume of water for reconstitution must be reduced accordingly.
  5. A pH indicator may be added to detect acid production from carbohydrate utilization.
Previous Item Number Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7365 Peptone Water; and LabM Product: LAB104 Peptone Water