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BD™ BBL™ Mueller Hinton II Agar, Cation-Adjusted

Recommended for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of common, rapidly growing bacteria. BD™ BBL™ Mueller Hinton II Agar is used in disc diffusion testing by the Bauer-Kirby agar diffusion method, as standardized by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).

Manufacturer: bd™  B211438

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Catalog No. B11438

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Description & Specifications


Format Dehydrated solid (fine, dry, homogeneous, free of extraneous material)
Color Light beige
Certifications/Compliance BAM, BS12, CCAM, CLSI, CMPH2, ISO, MCM9
Quantity 500g
Packaging Bottle
Product Type Mueller Hinton II Agar (Cation-adjusted)
For Use With (Application) Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms by Agar diffusion method
Shelf Life 1460 Days
Media Type Mueller Hinton II Agar
Media Format Beef extract 2g/L, Acid Hydrolysate of Casein 17.5g/L, Starch 1.5g/L, Agar 17g/L

Mueller Hinton Agar was originally developed for the cultivation of pathogenic Neisseria. It is recommended for antimicrobial disc diffusion susceptibility testing of common, rapidly growing aerobic pathogens. Unsupplemented Mueller Hinton agar is not adequate for more fastidious organisms such as S. pneumonia.

  • Tested according to, and meets the acceptance limits of, the current M6 protocol published by the CLSI.
  • Complies with requirements of the World Health Organization and is specified in the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual for food testing.
  • Manufactured to contain low levels of thymine and thymidine, with controlled levels of calcium and magnesium.
  • Displays a cultural response to: Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.


1460 Days