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Cell wall defective bacteria culture

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : 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.

Physiology : Cell wall defective organisms (L-forms) have been associated with Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteriaceae, and other microorganisms.

Normal Range : No growth

Sample : Body fluid (blood, spinal fluid, pleural fluid or urine) or tissue.

Test Method : Culture in hypertonic medium.

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