Method of identifying a nonparaffinophilic microorganism using various milieus and an associated apparatus

  • US 5,639,675 A
  • Filed: 11/09/1995
  • Issued: 06/17/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of determining the presence or absence of a nonparaffinophilic microorganism in a specimen taken from a patient, said method comprising:

  • providing a receptacle containing an aqueous solution;

    adjusting said aqueous solution to mimic the in vivo clinical conditions of said patient;

    inoculating said solution with said specimen;

    placing into said receptacle a slide coated with a carbon source; and

    analyzing said slide after exposure to said specimen to determine the presence or absence of said nonparaffinophilic microorganism.

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