Blood Agar Base No. 2 is used with blood for the isolation and cultivation of a wide variety of fastidious microorganisms in a laboratory setting. Blood Agar Base No. 2 is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.
Blood agar bases are typically supplemented with 5 – 10% sheep, rabbit, or horse blood for use in isolating, cultivating, and determining hemolytic reactions of fastidious pathogenic microorganisms. Without enrichment, blood agar bases can be used as general purpose media.
In 1919, Brown experimented with blood agar formulations for the effects of colony formation and hemolysis. Blood Agar Base No. 2 is a nutritionally rich medium for maximum recovery of fastidious microorganisms. Blood Agar Base media are specified in standard method procedures for food testing.
|Enzymatic Digest of Casein||7.5 g|
|Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue||7.5 g|
|Liver Digest||2.5 g|
|Yeast Extract||5 g|
|Sodium Chloride||5 g|
Final pH: 7.4 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.
|Product #||Product Description|
|7266A||Blood Agar Base No. 2, 500 g|
|7266T||Blood Agar Base No. 2, 5 kg|