Staphylococcus Species Identification [A Test in Focus]
Audrey N., Schuetz, M.D., gives an overview of the new Staphylococcus Species Identification assay available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She discusses when this testing should be ordered, how this testing compares to previous testing approaches, and what clinical action can be taken due to the results of this testing.
- Identification of pure isolates of aerobic bacteria
- Differentiation of members of the Staphylococcus aureus complex ( S aureus, S argenteus, S schweitzeri)
Specimen Type: Pure culture of organism from source cultured
Container/Tube: Agar slant or other appropriate media
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
- Perform isolation of infecting bacteria.
- Bacterial organism must be submitted in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.
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