TRYPTIC SOY AGAR BASE II w/5% horse blood, plate, 20pcs


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BLOOD AGAR PLATE (Tryptic Soy Agar Base II + blood)

Reserved for TB culture programmes.


Enriched medium which is extensively used for cultivation and isolation of microorganisms. The plates are ready to use.


Blood agar plate


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Technical specifications

  • Plated culture medium
  • BD Trypticase Soy Agar II with 5% Horse Blood
  • Formula per liter purified water:
    • Pancreatic digest of casein 14.5 g
    • Papaic digest of soybean meal 5.0 g
    • Sodium chloride 5.0 g
    • Growth factors 1.5 g
    • Agar 14.0 g
    • Defibrinated horse blood 5%
    • pH 7.3 +/- 0.2


  • Plate 90mm

Packaging & Labelling

  • 20 plates
  • Transport not regulated

Instructions for use

Precautions for Use

Do not use the plates if they show evidence of microbial contamination, discoloration, drying, cracking or signs of deterioration.


  • On receipt, store plates in the dark at 2 to 8° C.
  • Do not freeze or overheat.
  • After opening the stack of 10 plates, use within one week.

(Cf Introduction: Thermosensitive products)

MSF requirements

Reserved for TB culture programmes: It is recommended to purchase ready to use blood agar plates if in-house preparation of blood agar plates is not a routine laboratory procedure.

Blood agar is used to check if broth from positive MGIT culture contains contaminants.

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