Urine Cultures & Bacterial Identification
Virtual Microbiology Classroom of Science Prof Online
Urine Cultures & Bacterial Identification Lab Materials
This is the main laboratory page for the Urine Cultures & Bacterial Identification lab exercise topic of an 16-week introductory college microbiology class. This lab is designed to help students understand microbe identification in a clinical context by using a simulated urine culture (nutrient broth) to determine the genus and species of a potential pathogen. The links on this page will take students to the Virtual Microbiology Classroom documents that you will need to prepare for lab.
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory microbiology course.
Page last updated: 2/2015
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ADDITIONAL REQUIRED LAB READINGS
- Lab Project #4 instructions on Moodle.
- Bauman, R (2007) Bauman, R (2007) Microbiology, 3rd Edition, p. 176-8, 187-8, 572, D-11, 245-249, 297-8
NOTE: Students must review all material in categories highlighted with
red titles PRIOR TO ATTENDING LAB in order to be prepared to participate.
The Urine Cultures & Bacterial Identification Lab materials include:
- Lab exercise instructions and lab report template
- Additional required readings
- Links to images related to the lab
- Additional links that support the lecture materiall
Liquid media clouded with bacterial growth.
Sterile liquid bacterial growth media. Note that it is transparent, not clouded.
URINE CULTURES & BACTERIAL ID LABORATORY POWERPOINTS
The lab PowerPoints used in the Virtual Microbiology Classroom are designed to help introduce students to each lab topic.
Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet", Under Pages per sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.
URINE CULTURES LAB DOCUMENTS
The Lab Project Instructions provide a thorough explanation of the lab topic, as well as detailed directions on how to complete the lab exercise. The Lab Report Template is what the students use to develop the lab report of this project that will be turned in.