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Perform effortless Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests (AST) for fastidious organisms using Thermo Scientific™ Remel™ Mueller Hinton Agar with 5% Sheep Blood prepared media plates. A precise clear zone will help to determine if the bacteria is resistant or sensitive to the antibiotics used. Mueller-Hinton Agar with 5% Sheep Blood conforms to the American standard of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)1.


The major use of Mueller-Hinton Agar with 2% Salt is for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. The medium is designed and manufactured according to CLSI standards and can be used in internationally recognized standard procedures. 

  • Recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) for routine susceptibility testing of non-fastidious bacteria1.
  • Ready-to-use convenience of prepared media.

Mueller Hinton Agar contains beef extract and acid hydrolysate of casein which supply amino acids, nitrogenous substances, vitamins, and minerals necessary for growth. The starch present acts as a protective colloid against toxic materials present in the medium. The medium contains low levels of thymidine and thymine, as excess amounts can reverse the inhibitory effect of sulphonamides and trimethoprim. The calcium and magnesium levels are controlled so appropriate activity of aminoglycosides, tetracycline, and colistin can be expected when testing Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Agar is the solidifying agent. Sheep blood is added to enhance the growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae.