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close this bookBasic Laboratory Procedures in Clinical Bacteriology (WHO; 1991; 128 pages)
View the documentPreface
View the documentIntroduction
open this folder and view contentsQuality assurance in microbiology
open this folder and view contentsPart I. Bacteriological investigations
close this folderPart II. Essential media and reagents for isolation and identification of clinical pathogens
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close this folderPriority grading of pathogens, culture media, and diagnostic reagents
View the documentBlood culture
View the documentCerebrospinal fluid specimens
View the documentUrine
View the documentStool culture
View the documentLower respiratory tract
View the documentUpper respiratory tract
View the documentUrogenital specimens for agents of sexually transmitted diseases
View the documentPus and exudates
View the documentList of recommended culture media and diagnostic reagents for the intermediate microbiological laboratory
View the documentSelected further reading
View the documentSelected WHO publications of related interest
View the documentBack Cover

Lower respiratory tract

Common pathogens

Pathogens with high priority


Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Haemophilus influenzae
Staphylococcus aureus
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Pathogens with intermediate priority


Candida albicans
Branhamella catarrhalis

Culture media and diagnostic reagents

Isolation media


blood agar


chocolate agar


MacConkey agar


Löwenstein-Jensen medium


Sabouraud dextrose agar


selective blood agar for Haemophilus (bacitracin or vancomycin)


Identification reagents


optochin disc


V and XV factors


coagulase plasma


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