Key Phrases Used in Microbiology Lab Reports

By Acharya Tankeshwar •  Updated: 05/28/22 •  1 min read

Gram-positive Bacteria

Fig: Characteristic shape of S. aureus and V. cholerae
Fig: Characteristic shape of S. aureus and V. cholerae
  1. “Gram-positive cocci in clusters” may suggest Staphyloccocus species.
  2. “Gram-positive cocci in pairs and chains” may suggest Streptococcus species or Enterococcus species.
  3. “Gram-positive diplococci” may suggest Streptococcus pneumoniae.
  4. “Branching Gram-positive rods, modified acid-fast stain positive” may suggest Nocardia species.

Gram-negative Bacteria

Candida albicans: Germ Tube Positive
Candida albicans: Germ-tube positive

Others

  1. “Acid-fast bacilli” or “AFB” may suggest Mycobacterium species.
  2. “Germ-tube negative yeast” suggests non-Candida albicans yeasts.
  3. Candida albicans is a germ-tube-positive yeast.
  4. “Budding yeast” suggests yeast.
  5. “Fungal elements or hyphal elements” suggests mold.

References:

Antimicrobial Guidebook University of Nebraska Medical Center

Acharya Tankeshwar

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I am Tankeshwar Acharya. Blogging is my passion. As an asst. professor, I am teaching microbiology and immunology to medical and nursing students at PAHS, Nepal. I have been working as a microbiologist at Patan hospital for more than 10 years.

One response to “Key Phrases Used in Microbiology Lab Reports”

  1. peace says:

    thank you…..

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