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asm2015 Session Presentation Slides- Bench Bacteriology:  Practical Guidance You Can Actually Use!

Audio for the preceding presentations can be purchased at https://www.pathlms.com/asm/events/375.

The following helpful tables are from the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th ed. (J. H. Jorgensen, M. A. Pfaller, K. C. Carroll, G. Funke, M. L. Landry, S. S. Richter and D. W. Warnock, ed.; ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2015), ASMscience
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 Bacterial Collection, Transport and Storage Guidelines
Collection, transport, and storage guidelines for microbiological laboratory diagnostic studies.

 Interpretation of Bacterial Lower Respiratory Tract Culture Results 
Interpretative criteria used with respiratory tract specimens.

 Interpretation of Urine Culture Results
Interpretative criteria used with urine specimens.

 Recommendations for Gram Stain and Plating Media for Bacterial Specimens or Organisms
Gram stains can deliver rapid, actionable results to clinicians, can determine if a specimen is acceptable for culture based on cellularity, and should be used to aid the microbiologist in interpretation of the culture. 

From E. J. Baron, chapter 18, p. 298-305, in J, H. Jorgensen, M. A. Pfaller, K. C. Carroll, G. Funke, M. L. Landry, S. S. Richter and D. W. Warnock (ed.), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th ed., vol. 1 (© ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2015).

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Cystic Fibrosis Pathogens
A Clinical Microbiology Reviews article on microbial infection and adaptation in cystic fibrosis.

ASM's Practical Guidance Document for the Laboratory Detection of Vibrio cholerae

ASM's Practical Guidance Document for the Laboratory Detection of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile

What Happened to the Streptococci: Overview of Taxonomic and Nomenclature Changes
A 2002 Clinical Microbiology Reviews' article presents a combination of conventional tests and specific chromogenic tests as suggested by several investigators.
R. Facklam
Clin. Microbio. Rev. October 2002 15: 613-630
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The Life and Times of the Enterococcus
An article published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews in 1990 about Enterococci which are important human pathogens that are increasingly resistant to antimicrobial agents.
B.E. Murray
Clin. Microbiol. Rev. January 1990 3: 46-65
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