Brain Heart Infusion Agar / BHI Agar
Principle And Interpretation
Brain Heart Infusion Agar is highly nutritious and can support luxuriant growth of wide variety of microorganisms. It can be
further enriched by the addition of blood or rendered selective by adding different antibiotics (1, 2). It is a general purpose
medium used for primary isolation of aerobic bacteria from clinical specimens. Addition of 50 mg/l chloramphenicol or 40mg/
l streptomycin or a mixture of 50mg/l gentamicin and 50mg/l chloramphenicol along with 5-10% sterile defibrinated blood is
often recommended for inhibition of bacteria and isolation of pathogenic systemic fungi. A mixture of cycloheximide (0.5 g/l) and chloramphenicol (0.05 g/l) is also used for selective isolation of pathogenic fungi
(incubation at 25-30C for 1-2 weeks) (3). Some fungi may be inhibited on this medium with 10% sheep blood, gentamicin and chloramphenicol (4-6).
Proteose peptone and infusions used in the media serves as sources of carbon, nitrogen, vitamins, amino acids, along with essential growth factors. Dextrose is the energy source.
- Brand. Himedia
- Catalog. M211-500G
- Berat netto. 500 gram
- Price : Rp. 1.285.000,-
- NB: Harga Sudah Include PPN 10%