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close this bookBasic Laboratory Procedures in Clinical Bacteriology (WHO; 1991; 128 pages)
View the documentPreface
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open this folder and view contentsQuality assurance in microbiology
close this folderPart I. Bacteriological investigations
open this folder and view contentsBlood
open this folder and view contentsCerebrospinal fluid
open this folder and view contentsUrine
close this folderStool
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentCollection of faecal specimens
View the documentCollection of rectal swabs
View the documentExamination of specimens
View the documentPreparation of faecal suspension
View the documentInoculation of agar plates
open this folder and view contentsLower respiratory tract infections
open this folder and view contentsUpper respiratory tract infections
open this folder and view contentsSexually transmitted diseases
open this folder and view contentsPurulent exudates, wounds, and abscesses
open this folder and view contentsAnaerobic bacteriology
open this folder and view contentsAntimicrobial susceptibility testing
open this folder and view contentsPart II. Essential media and reagents for isolation and identification of clinical pathogens
View the documentSelected further reading
View the documentSelected WHO publications of related interest
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Preparation of faecal suspension

Suspend faeces from the rectal or faecal swab in a tube containing I ml of sterile saline per swab. Wash the swab thoroughly in the saline by swirling the tube, and rotate the swab against the side of the tube to express the fluids.

Portions of formed stools should be suspended in saline to make a turbid suspension. Liquid stools do not require the addition of saline.

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