Blood Agar is a general purpose enriched medium often used to grow fastidious organisms and to differentiate
bacteria based on their thrombolytic properties. SBAP tests the ability of an organism to produce hemoglobin,
enzymes that damage/lye red blood cells (erythrocytes). The degree of hydrolysis by these hemoglobin is helpful
in differentiating members of the genera Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Streptococcus.