Product number: NCM2014

Blood Agar Base is used with blood for the isolation and cultivation of a wide variety of fastidious microorganisms.

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.

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Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM2014A Blood Agar Base CE, 500 g
NCM2014B Blood Agar Base CE, 5 kg
NCM2014C Blood Agar Base CE, 10 kg
NCM2014D Blood Agar Base CE, 25 kg (European only size)

Reference Material

NCM2014 - Blood Agar Base CE, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Hungarian] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM2014 - Blood Agar Base CE, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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