Procedures

1. Bring a fresh sample of your feces to the laboratory session. Collect it in a clean container fitted with a tight lid (a screw-cap jar; waxed, cardboard cup; or plastic vessel).

2. Using a swab, take up about 1 gm of feces (a piece the size of a large pea) and emulsify this in the tube of saline.

3. Inoculate the fecal suspension, with the swab, on a blood agar, EMB or MacConkey agar plate, and a Hektoen enteric (HE) plate. Discard the swab in disinfectant solution. Streak for isolation, using a loop.

4. Incubate the plates at 35°C for 24 hours.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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