St. Louis Community College

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Mystery Bug #8

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Gram Stain result:

Photo by Christopher J. Woolverton, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA. [Online](

Growth on Blood Agar (BA) with Penicillin disk

Lecithinase result:


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St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Karen M. Kiser MA MT(ASCP)PBT
Emeritus Professor
Clinical Laboratory Technology/Phlebotomy
St. Louis, MO USA

Updated January 1, 2008

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