Cell wall defective bacteria culture Indications :
The test is used to detect bacteria which have developed a cell wall defective structure due to drug therapy.
Cell wall defective organisms (L-forms) have been associated with Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteriaceae, and other microorganisms.
Normal Range :
Body fluid (blood, spinal fluid, pleural fluid or urine) or tissue.
Test Method :
Culture in hypertonic medium.