Preliminary Identification of Bacterial Meningitis Pathogens
This course conducted in collaboration with CDC and APHL consists of four modules that focus on the preliminary identification of bacterial meningitis pathogens.
This video describes laboratory safety and best practices to ensure quality laboratory results. It also provides an overview of the laboratory equipment required to perform the tests described in this video series.
This video reviews the processes for transporting, receiving and aliquoting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens for meningitis laboratory testing.
This video reviews cytology procedures for assessing the presence of white blood cells and performing cell counts.
This video details the Gram stain procedure for assessing the presence of microorganisms and identifying their Gram-type.