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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
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Urogenital specimens for agents of sexually transmitted diseases

Common pathogens

Pathogens with high priority

 

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Treponema pallidum (dark-field microscopy)

Pathogens with intermediate priority

 

Haemophilus ducreyi
Gardnerella vaginalis (microscopic examination)
Candida albicans (microscopic examination)
Trichomonas vaginalis (microscopic examination)

Pathogens with low priority

 

Chlamydia trachomatis

Culture media and diagnostic reagents

Transport media

Priority code

Amies transport medium or Stuart transport medium

1

Isolation media

 

modified Thayer-Martin (MTM) medium or New York City (NYC) medium

1

Mueller-Hinton chocolated horse blood agar + vancomycin + IsoVitaleX for H. Ducreyi

3

Diagnostic reagents

 

oxidase reagent

1

Nitrocefin test or other β-lactamase test reagent

1

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