Bacteriology is the study of bacteria and involves the identification, classification, and characterization of bacterial species.
The purpose of clinical laboratory procedures is to provide diagnostic work with specific information needed about the disorders observed in the patient. Clinical bacteriology can contribute by supplying data about the microscopic life involved and the susceptibility of such life to particular drugs. To identify bacterial growth, you must take certain steps that will enable you, through a process of elimination, to choose the microscopic form that fits the findings you have obtained. Steps that are often essential include:
1. Observing the type of growth when first isolated on culture media.
2 Making a microscopic examination on stained material from an isolated culture of that colony.
3. Performing various tests to obtain a list of the characteristics of the organism.
4. Making a complete identification of the organism.
This course is part of our Microbiology and Blood series.
Includes a questions and answers section at the end of each lesson.
Designed for iBooks with full illustrations and diagrams included.
- Microscopic Examination and Cultivation of Bacteria
- Common Tests and Gram-Positive Cocci
- Gram-Negative Cocci; Gram-Positive Bacilli
- Other Pathogenic Gram-Negative Bacilli and Antibiotic Sensitivity Tests