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Brain Heart Infusion Agar with 5% Sheep Blood (BHIB)

BHI Agar is a highly nutritious general-purpose growth medium utilized for the cultivation of fastidious and non-fastidious microorganisms. The addition of blood increases the recovery of pathogenic dimorphic fungi.

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BHI Agar is a highly nutritious general-purpose growth medium utilized for the cultivation of fastidious and non-fastidious microorganisms. The addition of blood increases the recovery of pathogenic dimorphic fungi.

Growth Recovery

Aspergillus brasiliensis ATCC® 16404

  • Good growth; N/A

Escherichia coli ATCC® 25922

  • Good growth; ß hemolysis

Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 25923

  • Good growth; ß hemolysis

Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 6305

  • Good growth; ß hemolysis

Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC® 19615

  • Good growth; α hemolysis

Storage and Handling Instructions:

Store sealed sleeves inverted at 2-8°C upon receipt. Do not heat or freeze and minimize exposure to light. Plates should be warmed to room temperature prior to use – not to exceed 30°C. Product expiry is 183 days (6 months) from the date of manufacture. Reference our Prepared Media Storage and Handling document for additional information.

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