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Diphtheroids Gram Stain
The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the ...Read more
Usually harmless: These very seldom cause disease, and normally life on our bodies as harmless little passengers. Your physician is your best guide.
Wound culture: few Staphylococcus species, bacterial morphotypes, few Diphtheroids. What is it mean?
May not mean much: Wound culture is done to see which organism is causing the infection. It is at times tricky as if not taken appropriately, it may show false results. Like it may show the bacteria that were present on the skin but not actually the cause for the infection. Staphylococcus is the common skin bacteria but needs to be treated if your doctors thinks that it may be the offending agent.See 2 more doctor answers
I had a urine culture, results: Diphtheroid species, 30, 000 CFU/ML CONTAMINATED URINE SUBMITTED what does this mean.
Neither Is Better: Gram staining is a bacteriological laboratory technique used to differentiate bacterial species into two large groups based on the physical properties of their cell walls. The two groups are gram-positive and gram-negative. Thus the positive and the negative do not refer to one being better than the other.
Gram positive cocci: You need to do a gram stain to see gram positive organisms like Staphylococci which are gram positive. S. epidermidis is coagulate negative while Staph. Aureus coagulate positive.
How to figure out the gram stain reaction without doing a gram stain in staphylococcus epidermidis?
Gram Positive: Staphylococcus epidermidis is always gram positive.Get a more detailed answer ›
For bacteria: The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the most popular in bacteriology.
Lab test and result: Gram stain is applied with an eye dropper to a slide and taken up by the bacterial. It affects the way bacteria present in concentrated urine appears under the microscope. Non gonococcal urithritis is a type of urinary tract infection caused by a bacteria other than gonococcus. (e coli for example as seen in the photo I posted).
This could be normal: Bacteria are classified, broadly, as being gram-negative or gram-positive (retains violet dye color after staining--gram stain-- a lab slide with specimen on it). And either being rod (cylindrical/barrel shaped) or spherical (cocci) when viewed under a microscope. Gram negative rods are very common in the genital tract, and it sounds like you don't have too many. I say probably normal. Good wishes
Yes: E. Coli is always gram negative.Get a more detailed answer ›
How does Dr. K know for certain that all these bites people describe as spider bites are MRSA if he hasn't cultured them or preformed a gram stain?
MRSA: Because there is an epidemic happening in the world. MRSA lesions are abscesses. Sitting at home with an abscess is unwise. MRSA has an appearance that is classic. And this classic appearance is described nearly identically by patients in my office, by email, online, and by the phone. Regular skin cellulitis or staph is not described as bites. Go to the doctor. Let them examine and test you.
Pls interpret result in my gram stain. Gm Stain (-), Polymorphonuclear-Moderate, Epi cells-Moderate, Gm (+)Cocci pairs-Few, Gm (+)bacili-Mod, Gm (-)bacili-rare
Gram stain: You don't mention what the specimen is but I'm guessing it's a sputum sample? Looks like mixed flora, probably normal oropharyngeal flora, pretty nonspecific.
Gram Negative: Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the gram staining protocol. In a gram stain test, a counterstain is added after the crystal violet, coloring all gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. - wikipedia r. Rickettsii are gram negative bacteria.
Infection?: Gram stain of any body fluid or tissue is for microscopic visualization of bacteria and other organisms. Cult refers to "culture" which is where the tissue or fluid sample is placed in a special medium that allows any organisms that may have infected the tissue to grow. This allows clear identification of which if any organisms are causing infection.
Gram's stain: You had Gram's stain of material from where? Why? What are your symptoms? Generally Gram-positive bacilli are either Bacillus spp, Clostridium spp., or Diphteroids, but other things are certainly possible. This does not, in and by itself, mean that you are infected. Need more info.
Wondering what my sinus culture means? Gram Stain: Many polys Mod squamous epith cells Rare pos cocci
What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells, moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?
I had a sputum test and the resulta were as follows - Few epithelial cells, few white cells. Mixed flora seen on gram stain. What does this mean?
Normal: That sounds like a normal sputum smear. Does not rule anything out for sure but the report is normal.