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Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Part 3: Faeces culture plate reading. Video Felix Ferguson.
Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Here is part 2 about urine culture reading. Video by Felix Ferguson. Thank you Chris! Enjoy.
Please remember to revise this page for the detailed explanations about AST, MICs, Breakpoints, ECOFFs etc. A summary of relevant concepts is here – Antimicrobial susceptibility testing practical approaches to quality control Nov 2016. Some questions that arose in today’s tutorial- 1. … Continue reading
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) – EUCAST, CLSI, ECOFFs and Clinical Breakpoint determination
EUCAST is increasingly becoming the dominant international standard for various reasons and its procedures and documentation, including breakpoint tables are available online for free. For a recent overview of EUCAST, see this Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2014 lecture (free access). … Continue reading
Pre-analytical issues Correct indication for testing – concept of ‘diagnostic stewardship’ Patient identification and sample labelling Correct specimen collection- avoid contamination- esp. blood culture Correct transport and storage Reject poor samples – sputum with no PMNs squames++, urinary catheters, wound … Continue reading
Organism Microscopy Culture and identification Non-culture methods General Histopath PAS & silver stains etc. K0H with Parker ink (skin scrapings/nails) SAB (Saborauds dextrose agar) medium +/- antibiotics +/- cycloheximide For other media, see here. Blue thymol blue sticky tape preparation … Continue reading
Guest posting: Associate Professor Anna Ralph, Director of Global and Tropical Health at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. News : UN General Assembly first ever High-Level Meeting on the fight against tuberculosis, September 28th 2018. New(ish) WHO … Continue reading
Guest posting: Dr Ian Marr, Microbiology Registrar, NSW Health Pathology. Malaria diagnosis Marr August 2018 v2 Short questions for postgraduates:
Guest posting with permission from Laureate Professor Rodney Scott : these are his presentations provided to post-graduates in Nepal during his recent visit to inspect the new cytogenetics laboratory at the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. Most presentations … Continue reading