If a Microbiologist isolated a pathogenic bacteria in the laboratory and suspected that this pathogenic bacteria is a Pseudomonas aeruginosa based on its Gram staining characteristics, colony morphology and biochemical tests.
Before reporting the isolate as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the isolate must have fulfilled the following minimum requirements.
- Gram staining: Gram negative rod
- Oxidase positive
- Typical smell (fruity grape-like odor or corn tortilla)
- Recognizable colony morphology