Product number: NCM0033

Nutrient Agar is used for the cultivation of a wide variety of microorganisms and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

A general purpose medium for the cultivation of organisms that are not demanding in their nutritional requirements e.g. organisms that can be isolated from air, water, dust etc. Nutrient Agar is suitable for teaching and demonstration purposes, it is isotonic and can be enriched with biological fluids such as sterile blood and egg yolk.


Formula Liter
Peptone 5.0 g/L
Meat Extract 3.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 8.0 g/L
Agar 12.0 g/L

Final pH: 7.3 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 28 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.

Product was previously known as LabM Product: LAB008 Nutrient Agar

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM0033A Nutrient Agar, 500 g
NCM0033B Nutrient Agar, 5 kg
NCM0033C Nutrient Agar, 10 kg
NCM0033D Nutrient Agar, 25 kg (European only size)
NCM0033E Nutrient Agar, 50 kg (US only size)

Reference Material

NCM0033 - Nutrient Agar, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM0033 - Nutrient Agar, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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