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DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA

Dayyal Dg.
By Dayyal Dg.
Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Updated: Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:43
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DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA

Many different tests have been devised over the years for classification of microorganisms into families, genera, species and even subspecies. Some of these tests are quite simple to perform while others are complicated and may require sophisticated equipment. The tests presented here are among the easier ones that are utilized in major clinical laboratories around the world. These tests are ordered alphabetically in this section. Make sure that you read the complete discussion of each test before you start to perform it.

IMPORTANT: Many of the tests mentioned in the following sections are enzymatic reactions. Therefore to get a correct results, one needs to warm up the culture and all test materials to temperatures between 25-40°C for the reactions to proceed. If you have stored your plates, broth culture or test reagents in the refrigerator, you may need to place them at the 37°C incubator for 15-20 minutes before performing the test.

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DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA
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