Department of Pathology UCD-School of Medicine



Self Assessment Exercises I (01/16/07)

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SAE Ia. The colonies growing on the surface of the blood agar plate illustrated in the photograph to the left is consistent with Staphylococcus aureus. The positive tube coagulase test in the right frame would confirm this identification.



 Q: Is this assessment true, or, are there other possibilities?

     What does the tube coagulase-reacting factor measure?




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