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Microbiology Final Exam

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Moderate-Complexity Test   makes up approximatley 75 percent of lab tests  
High-Complexity Tests   require the skills of pathologists or other medical specialists to perform them  
Sputum Specimen   material collected from lungs and bronchial tubes  
Culturette   a self-contained, disposable plastic tube, containing a sterile swab used for specimen collection in the office  
Gelatin Culture   type of media used to grow microorganisms in the lab  
Gram Stain   applied to specimens to determine if the organism is gram negative (pink stain)  
Culture   propagation of living-tissue cells in special media that are conducive to their growth  
Inoculum   microorganism, serum, or toxic substance that is introduced by innoculation  
Swab   cotton or gauze on the end of a slender stick used for cleansing, applying remedies or obtaining tissue or secretions for bacteriologic examination  
Inocuolate   to inject or transfer a microorganism, serum, or toxic material into the body, onto culture medium or onto a slide  
Hanging Drop Culture   requires the use of a concave depression on the slide  
Wet Mount Culture   performed by inoculating a dry slide by rolling a swab containing the specimen across the surface of a slide  
Gelatin Culture   performed using gelatin on the media  
Streak Culture   performed by spreading of bacteria by drawing a wire containing the inoculum across the surface of the medium (called streaking plate)  
Media   examples are broth and gelatin  
Inoculate   refers to the injection of an antigen, antiserum, or antitoxin into an individual  
Specimens   refer to a part of a thing that is intended to show the kind and quality of the whole, such as specimen of urine  


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