BRAIN HEART INFUSION BROTH, dehydrated, 500g [BD-211059]


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Brain Heart Broth is a nutrient broth culture medium, containing brain and heart extracts, used in the culture of fastidious and non-fastidious microorganisms, including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. It is also used for the storage of clinical or control isolates.


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Theoritical formula after reconstitution of the medium (1 liter):

  • Brain heart, infusion from (solids) 6 g
  • Peptic digest of animal tissue 6 g
  • Pancreatic digest of gelatin 14.5 g
  • Dextrose 3 g
  • Sodium chloride 5 g
  • Disodium phosphate 2.5 g

Technical specifications

  • Powder, dehydrated media
  • Free of extraneous material
  • Prepared medium: light to medium, yellow to tan, clear to slightly hazy

Packaging & Labelling

Bottle of 500 g

Instructions for use

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.)


  • Follow the recommendations of the manufacturer for the storage
  • Keep dry
  • Use before the expiry date
  • Store prepared medium up to 6 months between 2°C and 8°C

Waste management

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

MSF requirements

Selective media for general microbiology and used in the field to identify contaminants in the selective media for TB

Reserved to bacteriology programmes

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