Optochin Test - Presumptive Diagnosis Of Streptococcus pneumoniae MLTGEEKS

Optochin Test – Presumptive Diagnosis Of Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Alpha haemolytic streptococci species and Streptococcus pneumoniae cannot be easily distinguished when cultured on Blood Agar plates as pneumococci strain shows partial clearing of blood resulting to a greenish discolouration (alpha-hemolysis).Optochin or ethylhydrocupreine is a chemical substance used…