Product number: NCM0024

Baird-Parker Agar is used for detection and enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus in foods and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

Baird-Parker Agar was first described in 1962. It is a selective medium for the isolation and presumptive identification of coagulase-positive staphylococci. This medium is used extensively for detecting Staphylococcus aureus in foods, dairy products, and other materials. Coagulase-positive staphylococci can grow and reproduce in cosmetic products. These products are tested for the presence of coagulase-positive staphylococci using standard microbiological methods.


Formula Liter
Enzymatic Digest of Casein 10.0 g/L
Beef Extract 5.0 g/L
Yeast Extract 1.0 g/L
Lithium Chloride 5.0 g/L
Glycine 12.0 g/L
Sodium Pyruvate 10.0 g/L
Agar *17.0 g/L

*15-20 g according to gel strength
Final pH: 7.0 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 60 g 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. After cooling to 45 – 50°C, add 50 mL of Egg Yolk Tellurite Supplement (#7983 or X085). Alternatively, add 50 mL of Egg Yolk Emulsion (#7982) and 10 mL of Tellurite Supplement (1%), (#7989).
  5. Mix thoroughly before dispensing.

Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7112 Baird Parker Agar; and LabM Product: LAB085 Baird Parker Medium Base

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM0024A Baird-Parker Agar, 500 g
NCM0024B Baird-Parker Agar, 5 kg
NCM0024C Baird-Parker Agar, 10 kg
NCM0024D Baird-Parker Agar, 25 kg (European only size)
NCM0024E Baird-Parker Agar, 50 kg (US only size)

Reference Material

NCM0024 - Baird-Parker Agar, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Hungarian] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM0024 - Baird-Parker Agar, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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