Columbia Blood Agar Base is used with blood for the isolation and cultivation of a wide variety of fastidious microorganisms in a laboratory setting. Columbia Blood Agar Base is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.
Columbia blood agar base media 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, Columbia Blood Agar Base is used as a general purpose media.
Columbia Blood Agar Base was developed after the Columbia Agar formulation described by Ellner et al. from Columbia University. Columbia (Blood Agar Base) BAB is specified in the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods.
|Enzymatic Digest of Casein||5 g|
|Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue||8 g|
|Yeast Enriched Peptone||10 g|
|Corn Starch||1 g|
|Sodium Chloride||5 g|
Final pH: 7.3 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.
|Product #||Product Description|
|7125A||Columbia Blood Agar Base, 500 g|
|7125T||Columbia Blood Agar Base, 5 kg|