Last updated on March 26th, 2020

Microbiologist working in a lab

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In this page you can find the relevant links for 44 useful and most common ( biochemical, microscopic and serological) tests which are used in diagnostic bacteriology for the identification of bacterial isolates. To read about that particular test/method, you can click the link (which will open a description page).

  1. Acetate Utilization Test

  2. AFB Staining Method 

    Bile Solubility Test
    Bile Solubility Test
  3. Bacitracin Sensitivity Test

  4. Bile Solubility Test

  5. Butyrate Disk

  6. Carbohydrate Fermentation Test

  7. CAMP Test

  8. Capsule Staining 

  9. Catalase Test

  10. Citrate Utilization Test

  11. Coagulase Test

  12. Decarboxylase Tests

  13. DNA hydrolysis Tests or Deoxyribonuclease (DNase) test

  14. Esculin Hydrolysis Test

  15. Flagella Staining 

  16. Flourescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption (FTA-ABS) Test

  17. Gram Staining Method 

  18. Gelatin Hydrolysis Test

  19. Hemagglutination Inhibition (HAI) Test

  20. Hippurate Hydrolysis Test

  21. Indole Production Test

    Test for Bacterial Motility: Center (Non-motile); Corners (Motile)
    Test for Bacterial Motility: Center (Non-motile); Corners (Motile)
  22. LAP Test

  23. Methyl Red (MR) Test

  24. Microdase Test

  25. Motility Test

  26. MUG Test

  27. Nitrate Reduction Test

  28. Novobiocin Sensitivity Test 

  29. ONPG Test

  30. Optochin Sensitivity Test

  31. Oxidase Test

  32. Oxidation-Fermentation (OF) Test

  33. Phenylalanine Deaminase Test

  34. PYR Test

  35. Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test

    Oxidase Test
    Oxidase Test
  36. Salt Tolerance Test

  37. Spore Staining 

  38. Treponema Pallidium Hemagglutination Assay (TPHA) Test

  39. Triple Sugar Iron (TSI) Agar Test

  40. Urea Hydrolysis (Urease) Test

  41. Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) Test

  42. Voges-Proskauer (VP) Test

  43. Western Blot Assay 

  44. X and V factor Test