Clinicians are becoming more aware and concerned about anaerobic bacterial infections as more is learned about these anaerobic bacteria. An attempt will be made in this manual to provide the information to perform an evaluation for each individual laboratory concerning the possible addition of the routine culture of anaerobe to their laboratory analysis of body fluids and tissue specimens.
1. The Role of Anaerobic Bacteriology in the Clinical Laboratory 2. Clinically Important Anaerobic Bacteria 3. Requirements for Anaerobic Microbiological Analysis 4. Collection and Transport of Specimens for Anaerobic Culturing 5. Commonly used Techniques for the Primary Culturing and Isolation of Clinically Important Anaerobic Bacteria 6. Methods of the Identification go Clinically Important Anaerobes 7. Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibility of Clinically Important Anaerobes 8. Personal Considerations 9. Future Developments in Anaerobic Microbiology 10. Overall Evaluation as a Basis for Detection on the Role of Anaerobic Microbiology in your Clinical Laboratory