Clinical Microbiology

BACTERIAL DIAGNOSTICS I (MLS)

Learning Lab for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Author information
Paige M.K. Larkin, PhD, D(ABMM), M(ASCP)CM
Rebekah M. Martin, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CM

Learning objectives:

  • Explain bacterial stains
  • Describe media growth and requirements
  • Identify key biochemicals and phenotypic tests
  • Explain other diagnostic methods
  • Determine anaerobes
  • Understand systems-based diagnostics
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