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Anaerobe Culture Triage

Slide 15

June 2012

After forty eight  hours of incubation, the cultures are examined to determine the extent of identification to be performed.  In our laboratory, we use a system called anaerobic culture triage.  That is, we fully speciate anaerobes if one or two anaerobes are present by morphology, however, no more than three total morphologies should be present.  When there are more than two anaerobes present or more than three total morphologies, we use Partial Plus in which we speciate anaerobic gram-negative bacilli and probable clostridia.

Anaerobe Culture Triage


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