Fastidious Anaerobe Agar

Fastidious Anaerobe Agar is used for the cultivation of anaerobic microorganisms in a laboratory setting. Fastidious Anaerobe Agar is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

Fastidious Anaerobe Agar is a custom formulation used for the cultivation of various fastidious anaerobes from samples.


Formula Liter
Peptone 23 g
Sodium Chloride 5 g
Soluble Starch 1 g
Sodium Bicarbonate 0.4 g
Glucose 1 g
Sodium Pyruvate 1 g
L-Cysteine HCl•H20 0.5 g
Sodium Pyrophosphate 0.25 g
L-Arginine 1 g
Sodium Succinate 0.5 g
Hemin 0.01 g
Vitamin K 0.001 g
Agar 12 g

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


  1. Suspend 45.7 g 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. Prepare 5 to 10% blood agar by aseptically adding the appropriate volume of sterile defibrinated blood to melted sterile agar medium, cooled to 45 – 50°C.

Order Details

Product # Product Description
7531A Fastidious Anaerobe Agar, 500 g
7531T Fastidious Anaerobe Agar, 5 kg