Thiosulfate citrate bile salts sucrose agar : Principle , Composition & Cultural characteristics

Kobayashi et al.  created TCBS Agar by modifying Nakanishi’s selective medium. Although this medium was designed to isolate V.cholerae and V. parahaemolyticus, most Vibrio’s grow to healthy large colonies with a variety of colonial morphologies….

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Fixation : Aims and effects of fixation

With a few exceptions (such as enzyme activity in tissue cultures, frozen or frozen-dried preparations), histochemical investigations on living cells are not performed because it is difficult to maintain the tissue and/or cell integrity under…

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Mycoplasma System Plus : Principle , Test procedure and Interpretation of the results

Mycoplasma System Plus is a 24-well system that contains desiccated biochemical and antibiotic substrates for the detection, semiquantitative determination, and susceptibility testing of urogenital mycoplasmas such as Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum. The system is…

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae : Epidemiology , Pathogenesis , Laboratory Diagnosis and Treatment

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the most common cause of upper respiratory tract disease. It has also been linked to walking pneumonia and primary atypical pneumonia. Epidemiology of Mycoplasma pneumoniae M. pneumoniae infection is found all over…

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List of infections caused by Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma species

Mycoplasma is a member of the Mollicutes class (mollis, soft; cutis, skin) and the Mycoplasmatales order. This order is divided into four families: Mycoplasmataceae Acholeplasmataceae Spiroplasmataceae Anaplasmataceae. The majority of mycoplasmas that cause human infections…

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Alkaline Peptone Water : Principle, Composition and Cultural …

Clinical materials containing a small number of Vibrio should be inoculated into an enrichment medium before plating onto a selective medium, such as TCBS Agar. Alkaline Peptone Water is an excellent enrichment broth for Vibrio…

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Guidelines to send specimens for histopathology

Different kinds of specimens can be used at the histopathology laboratory for investigations. Some of the common examples are: Trabeculectomy specimen removed after anti-glaucoma surgery Vitrectomy, membranectomy  removed  after vitrectomy procedures Lens removed after cataract…

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Brugia malayi : Epidemiology, Laboratory Diagnosis & Treatment

Brugia malayi , also known as Malayan filaria, can be found in mosquito breeding areas around the world, where it can cause Malayan filariasis or elephantiasis. Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Vietnam, Thailand, and…

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Dracunculus medinensis : Epidemiology, Laboratory Diagnosis & Treatment

Diseases caused by Guinea worm Dracunculosis, also known as guinea worm infection, is found in Africa, India, Asia, Pakistan, and the Middle East. Copepods live in fresh water, particularly in areas known as step wells,…

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Trichinella spiralis : Epidemiology, Laboratory Diagnosis & Treatment

Trichinella spiralis commonly known as Trichina worm causing Trichinosis, trichinellosis is found worldwide, with the exception of the tropics, where it is only rarely reported, and is most common in meat-eating people. This organism has…

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