Department of Microbiology: Online Lab Manual

Technical Manual

Numerous diagnostic tests and procedures used in the microbiology lab.

Disclaimer: These documents have been developed specifically for our institutions and may not be appropriate for implementation in other settings. This information is made available for professional education purposes only and each piece of information should be carefully evaluated before being adapted to meet the needs of other facilities or settings.

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ALA (Rapid Porphyrin Test)
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Anaerobe Identification Using Special-Potency Disks
» Anaerobic Identification by Means of Special Potency Disks
» SPS Disk for Differentiation of Anaerobic Cocci

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Anaerobic/Campylobacter Jar Set Up
  API Test Strips
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» Corynebacterium (API Coryne)

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» Enterobacteriaceae (API 20E)

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» Identification Of Non-Enteric Gram-Negative Rods (API 20NE)

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» Neisseria & Haemophilus (API NH)

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» API Voice Response

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Bacitracin Desk Test
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Beta-Lactamase (Cefinase) Test
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Bile Esculin Test
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Bile Solubility Test
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Catalase Test
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Cetrimide Pseudomonas Selective Agar
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Cryptococcal Antigen
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Crystal MRSA Identification System
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Denka MRSA Screen
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DNAse Test
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E. coli O157 Latex Test (Oxoid)
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Germ Tube Test
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Gonogen (GC Coagglutination) Test
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High Level Aminoglycoside Testing
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Hippurate Test
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Indole Test
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Koehler Illumination
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KOH String Test
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Lap Test
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Motility Test Medium
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Mug Test (PGUA)
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Neisseria Identification Sugars
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ONPG Test
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ONPG-Phenylalanine-Motility Medium (ONPG-PAM)
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Optochin Sensititivity Test
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Oxidase (API Strip)
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Oxidase (Spot Test Dropper)
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Pastorex Staph Plus Test
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Plate Streaking Methods
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Pro-Amp Glu-Amp Tests
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PYR Test
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Quantitation of Organisms & Cells on Smears & Culture
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RapID ANA II System
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RapID MGP Test
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RapID VP Test
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RapID Yeast Plus Test
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SIM (Sulfide-Indole-Motility)
  Staining Methods
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» Acid Fast Stain For Mycobacteria (Kinyoun)

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» Acid Fast Stain For Nocardia (Modified Kinyoun)

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» Acridine Orange Stain

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» Bacto 3-Step Gram Stain Procedure

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» Eosinophil Stain

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» Fungi-Fluor™ Stain

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» Gram Stain

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Staphaurex Test
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Streptococcal Grouping
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Tetrazolium Reduction Test (TTC)
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Thermonuclease Test
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Tributyrin Test
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TSI (Triple Sugar Iron)
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Tube Coagulase Test
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Urea Slant
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X and V Disks For Identification Of Haemophilus
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Xylose Fermentation
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