Culture methods in Microbiology

In Microbiology laboratory, Culture methods are very crucial as it increases the chances of multiplication and identification of microorganism. The following are various reasons for culturing microorganisms in the laboratory: Isolate bacteria in pure culture and identify the same by performing various tests. In order…

Semen Analysis: Sperm Counting Test Procedure and Results

Semen Analysis: Sperm Counting Test Procedure and Results

Semen analysis provides essential information on the individual’s clinical status. Clearly, the collection and analysis of semen must be carried out using properly standardized procedures if the results are to provide valid information.Normal semen is a mixture of sperm suspended in testis secretions and epididymis…

APPLYING QUALITY ASSURANCE IN MICROBIOLOGY

APPLYING QUALITY CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGY

ISO stand for  International Standard Organization is one of the leading international organizations that has brought the international community together to develop consistent quality standards in the manufacturing and services industries. Quality: Quality means meeting the user’s predefined requirements for a specific substance or service.Quality…

comprehensive stool analysis (Macroscopic,Microscopic and Concentration techniques)

Stool analysis MLTGEEKS

Stool testing or stool examination is performed in laboratories for different diagnostic purposes.It is a specimen that is easily obtained, but it can be a reluctance on the part of the patient to provide the stool specimen because of it’s offensive nature and foul smell.In…

BACTERIA IDENTIFICATION BY KOH STRING TEST

KOH-Test-for-Gram-stain-confirmation

The Gram staining reaction is not always effective in the indications of the organism’s cell wall structure. Poorly controlled decolorizing, wrong solution dilution and negligence of the technician can obviously be a source of errors resulting during gram staining, but even with adequate technique, some…

Action of Antibiotics against Microorganisms

Mechanism-of-Action-of-Bacteristatic-Drugs

The following are how antibiotic act against microorganism either In-vivo or In-vitro Protein synthesis Antibacterial action attacks the 30s portion of the ribosomic which causes a misreading of coding of RNA and as a result causes the manufacture of wrong protein. Gentamycin can completely stop…

ACTION OF COMBINED ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS

Action of antibiotics MLTGEEKS

In Microbiology,it is very important to understand the actions of various antibacterial agents in order to easily guide the physician when giving Chemotherapeutic treatment especially when carrying on susceptibility testing. Combination of antibiotics are often given In case of undiagnosed infections, when a broad cover…

CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS AND THEIR USES IN SUSCEPTIBILITY TEST

Antibiotics may sometimes be called Antibacterial are chemotherapeutic agents that are naturally (Antibiotics) and synthetically (Antibacterial) produced and have lethal effect on microorganisms. In other words, Antibiotics are a type of Antimicrobial agent or drugs used in the treatment and prevention of microorganism infections. Antibiotics…