Product number: NCM0075

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.


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

pH: 7.4 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  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.

Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7268 Blood Agar Base, Improved; and LabM Product: LAB028 Blood Agar Base

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM0075A Blood Agar Base, 500 g
NCM0075B Blood Agar Base, 5 kg
NCM0075C Blood Agar Base, 10 kg
NCM0075D Blood Agar Base, 25 kg (European only size)
NCM0075E Blood Agar Base, 50 kg (US only size)

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Reference Material

NCM0075 - Blood Agar Base, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM0075 - Blood Agar Base, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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