CACMLE Microbiology/Virology Courses

167-Online: Methods of Identification and Susceptibility Testing for Clinically Significant Anaerobes – Section 3 of “Anaerobic Bacteriology for Today’s Clinical Laboratory”


Contact Hours (Points): 6

This self-study course has been designed to serve as a review and update of the laboratory isolation and identification of clinically significant anaerobic bacteria.

While the importance of this group of microorganisms as causes of infectious disease and death has long been understood, the anaerobes have, until recently, been isolated and identified only with great difficulty. Recent advances in technology have allowed the typical community hospital microbiology laboratory to easily isolate and rapidly identify these organisms. This course will enable participants to become familiar with anaerobes, the types of infections they cause and the variety of isolation and identification techniques currently available. This course was updated in 2014. The exam to the entire course is unchanged.

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Methods of Identification and Susceptibility Testing for Clinically Significant Anaerobes – Section 3 of “Anaerobic Bacteriology for Today’s Clinical Laboratory”

Self-Study 167 – Basic Level

Contact Hours (Points): 6

Revised by Robert C. Fader, PhD, D(ABMM) in 2010; Updated in 2014.

Originally written by Paul G. Engelkirk PhD, MT(ASCP) and Janet Duben-Engelkirk EdD, MT(ASCP) in 2004.

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Processing of Isolates Suspected of Being Anaerobes, Examination of Primary Plates, When Should Primary Plates Be Examined?, Indications of the Presence of Anaerobes, Examination of Specific Plates Included in the Primary Isolation Setup, Processing of Colonies Suspected of Being Anaerobes, Colony Morphology, Gram Reaction and Cellular Morphology, Inoculation of a Pure Culture/Subculture (PC/SC) Plate, Disks to Add to the PC/SC Plate, Aerotolerance Testing, Review of Processing Procedures and Rationale for Identification of Anaerobic Isolates, How far do we need to go toidentify the isolate? Presumptive Identification of Anaerobes, Presumptive Identification of Gram negative Anaerobes by CLSI M-35A, Presumptive Identification of Gram positive Anaerobes by CLSI M-35A, Further Inexpensive Tests Used to Presumptively Identify Anaerobic Isolates, Logical, Stepwise Approach to Presumptive Identification of Anaerobic Isolates, PRES-ID Section 1: Disks to Add to the Pure Culture/Subculture Plate, PRES-ID Section 2: Presumptive Identification of Anaerobic Gram-Positive Cocci, PRES-ID Section 3: Presumptive Identification of Anaerobic Gram-Negative Cocci, PRES-ID Section 4: Presumptive Identification of Sporeforming Gram-Positive or Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli, PRES-ID Section 5: Presumptive Identification of Nonsporeforming Gram-Positive Bacilli, (NSFGPB) and Coccobacilli, PRES-ID Section 6: Interpretation of Special Potency Antimicrobial Disk Results, PRES-ID Section 7: Presumptive Identification of Porphyromonas Species, PRES-ID Section 8: Presumptive Identification of Members of the Bacteroides fragilis Group, PRES-ID Section 9: Presumptive Identification of Prevotella Species, PRES-ID Section 10: Presumptive Identification of Other Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli (GNB) and Coccobacilli, Definitive Identification of Anaerobes – When and How?, “Conventional” Tubed Biochemical Identification Systems, Biochemical-Based Minisystems for Anaerobe Identification, Pre-existing Enzyme-Based Minisystems for Anaerobe Identification, Use of Tablets to Identify Anaerobes, Cellular Fatty Acid Analysis by High-Resolution GLC, MIDI Sherlock Microbial Identification System, 16s rRNA gene sequencing, Mass Spectrometry, Common Errors Regarding Identification (Speciation)
When Should Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobes be Performed?, Specific Antimicrobial Agents to be Tested, Susceptibility Testing Options, E-test®,
Quality Control, Additional Comments Regarding Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobes, Beta-Lactamase Testing, Treating Anaerobe-Associated Infectious Processes/Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents Active against Anaerobes

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