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Giemsa

Chlamydia, Borrelia, Rickettsiae, Trypanosomes, Plasmodium
"Certain bugs really try my patience"

2

PAS

Glycogen & Mucopolysaccharides
Whipple disease

3

Ziehl Neelsen (carbol fuchsin)

Acid fast
Nocardia & Mycobacterium

4

India Ink

Cryptococcus neoformans
*mucicarmine stains capsule red*

5

Silver Stain

Fungi (Pneumocystis)
Legionella
H. pylori

6

Chocolate agar w/ V (NAD+) and X (hematin)

H. influenzae

7

Thayer Martin VPN

Vanco, Polymyxin, Nystatin
N. gonorrhoeae and meningitidis

8

Bordet Genou (potato)

B. Pertussis

9

Tellurite agar, Loffler medium

C. diphtheriae

10

Lowenstein Jensen agar

M. tuberculosis

11

Eaton agar + cholesterol

M. pneumoniae

12

Pink colonies on MacConkey agar

Lactose fermenting enterics - E. coli

13

Eosin-methylene blue - colonies w/ green metallic sheen

E. coli

14

Charcoal yeast extract agar buffered with cysteine and iron

Legionella

15

Sabouraud agar

Fungi

16

Catalase + organisms

PLACESS - NADPH oxidase def
Pseudomonas, Listeria, Aspergillus, Candida, E. coli, S. aureus, Serratia

17

Urease-positive bugs

Cryptococcus
H pylori
Proteus
Ureaplasma
Nocardia
Klebsiella
S epidermidis
S saprophyticus

18

Yellow sulfur granules

ACtinomyces israelii

19

Yellow pigment

S. aureus

20

Blue/green pigment

Pseudomonas

21

Red pigment

Serratia marcescens

22

Protein A

S. Aureus - binds Fc region of IgG

23

IgA protease

S. pneumo, H influenzae B, Neisseria

24

M protein

Group A strep - prevents phagocytosis