Culture

Jay Mone' jmone at MARAUDER.MILLERSV.EDU
Wed Mar 17 13:02:28 EST 1999


Yves,
The coagulase test is routinely performed using rabbit plasma.  If at 
all possible, this is the plasma to use and will produce results which 
will be accepted by peers.

As far as the hemolysis question is concerned, what type of blood is 
in the plates?  5% sheep blood is the standard.  What is delta 
hemolysis?
Catalase reactions from blood agar are problematic since the blood 
agar itself will result in a positive catalse.

Jay Mone'



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