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close this folderPart II. Essential media and reagents for isolation and identification of clinical pathogens
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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

Lower respiratory tract

Common pathogens

Pathogens with high priority

Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Haemophilus influenzae
Staphylococcus aureus
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Pathogens with intermediate priority

Enterobacteriaceae
Candida albicans
Branhamella catarrhalis

Culture media and diagnostic reagents

Isolation media


blood agar

1

chocolate agar

1

MacConkey agar

1

Lstein-Jensen medium

2

Sabouraud dextrose agar

3

selective blood agar for Haemophilus (bacitracin or vancomycin)

3

Identification reagents


optochin disc

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V and XV factors

2

coagulase plasma

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