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BAM Media M135: Sheep Blood Agar

January 2001

Bacteriological Analytical Manual

Sheep Blood Agar

Blood agar base (Oxoid No. 2)95 ml
Sterile sheep blood, defibrinated5 ml


Rehydrate and sterilize base as recommended by manufacturer. Agar and blood should both be at 45-46°C before blood is added and plates are poured.


Commercial pre-poured sheep blood agar plates may be used.


Hypertext Source: Bacteriological Analytical Manual, 8th Edition, Revision A, 1998.