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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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Pus and exudates

Common pathogens

Pathogens with high priority

 

Streptococcus pyogenes
Staphylococcus aureus

Pathogens with intermediate priority

 

Enterobacteriaceae
Pseudomonas and other non-fermenters
Clostridium perfringens
Bacteroides and other strict anaerobes
Streptococcus (other species)

Pathogens with low priority

 

Bacillus anthracis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. ulcerans, etc.
Pasteurella multocida

Culture media and diagnostic reagents

Isolation media

Priority code

blood agar

1

MacConkey agar

1

mannitol salt agar

2

thioglycollate broth (with indicator) (can be replaced by cooked meat medium)

2

tryptic soy broth (TSB)

1

Identification media and reagents

 

coagulase plasma

1

catalase test (H2O2)

1

oxidase reagent

1

hydrogen generator for anaerobic jar

2

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