BLOOD CULTURE AEROBIC NEONAT., 9ml,bot [Liofilchem-490050]


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This item is worded and codified by unit to make the order easier, but is always packaged in kit of 6 bottles.


The bottles HEMO-AEROBIC CULTURING contain a very nutritive medium, a Brain Heart Infusion Broth (B.H.I.) with p- Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) and Sodium-polyanethol-sulphonate (SPS) for culturing fastidious, aerobic and facultative anaerobic, microorganisms from venous blood.

In addition to blood culture, it can also be used for the culture of bones and tissues.


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Culture Medium Formula:

  • Brain heart infusion 17 g/l
  • Peptone 10 g/l
  • Dextrose 2 g/l
  • Sodium chloride 5 g/l
  • Sodium phosphate bibasic 2.5 g/l
  • p- Aminobenzoic acid 0.05 g/l
  • Sodium-polyanethol-sulphonate 0.3 g/l

Technical specifications

The bottle is endowed with a plastic green cap, a perforable rubber subcap, and a transparent protective cap for 80 and 40 ml bottles.

The bottle for neonatal use is endowed with a grey perforable rubber stopper and a metallic screw cap with a green lift plastic overcap.

Volume of blood to be added:

  • for adult: 8 to 10 ml
  • child: 4 to 5 ml
  • neonate: 0.5 to 1 ml

Packaging & Labelling

  • 490010: 6 bottles with 80 ml of Brain Heart Infusion Broth + PABA + SPS
  • 490030: 6 bottles with 40 ml of Brain Heart Infusion Broth + PABA + SPS
  • 490050: 6 bottles with 9 ml of Brain Heart Infusion Broth + PABA + SPS
  • 1 instruction sheet in each package

Instructions for use

Follow the package insert recommendations.

Please consult the “Bacteriology laboratory procedures and resources” available online via the Laboratory working Group sharepoint page: Laboratory Procedures and Resources

For offline access, contact your laboratory advisor

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Precautions for Use

All biological samples must be considered as potentially infectious and handled with the usual precautions (compulsory wearing of gloves, hand washing, etc.).


  • Store between 10°C and 25°C
  • Keep away from sources of heat
  • Avoid excessive changes in temperatures
  • Do not use after expiry date
  • Shelf life: 24 months

(Cf Introduction: Thermosensitive products)

Waste management

After use, sterilize the cultures and all contaminated material. Please contact your watsan referent for advice on proper disposal.

MSF requirements

Reserved to bacteriology programmes.

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