This is an aqueous solution of Sodium Hydroxide (2%) with Phenol Red Indicator suitable for use in the digestion of Sputum samples prior to culture of the samples for Mycobacterium spp. It is generally used in conjunction with Sputum Neutralising Buffer (BM1324).
BM1318 – Sodium Hydroxide (2%) with Phenol Red
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|Tested for sterility only by inoculation of Columbia Agar and incubation at 37°C for 24-48 hours|