Product number: NCM0096

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.


Formula Liter
Peptone 10.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g/L

pH: 7.2 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Dissolve 15 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Mix thoroughly and dispense into final containers.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C 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.

Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7365 Peptone Water; and LabM Product: LAB104 Peptone Water

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM0096A Peptone Water, 500 g
NCM0096B Peptone Water, 5 kg
NCM0096C Peptone Water, 10 kg
NCM0096D Peptone Water, 25 kg (European only size)
NCM0096E Peptone Water, 50 kg (US only size)

Reference Material

NCM0096 - Peptone Water, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
7365 - Peptone Water, Product Information Sheet [English] [Portuguese]
7365 - Peptone Water, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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