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Chapter 4.9 : Rapid Biochemical Tests (4 Hours or Less) for the Identification of Anaerobes

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Many anaerobic isolates may be identified to the genus and species levels using a variety of preformed-enzyme tests or other rapid biochemical tests. In some instances, tests for identification beyond the level that can be attained with the various spot tests described in procedure 4.6 are needed. Presumptive or definitive identification of anaerobes is possible by using individual biochemical tests or a combination of preformed enzymatic manifestations.

Citation: Hall G, Mangels J. 2016. Rapid Biochemical Tests (4 Hours or Less) for the Identification of Anaerobes, p 4.9.1.1-4.9.8.2. In Leber A (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch4.9
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Summary of single or combination rapid enzymatic tests for anaerobes

Summary of single or combination rapid enzymatic tests for anaerobes

Citation: Hall G, Mangels J. 2016. Rapid Biochemical Tests (4 Hours or Less) for the Identification of Anaerobes, p 4.9.1.1-4.9.8.2. In Leber A (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch4.9

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