Staphylococcus Tests

Category: Microbiology.

Disclaimer: this is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider can be lethal.

Remember to read their difference from the Streptococci as well,

Staphylococci are abundantly present in the hospitals and also in the nasopharynx  and skin of 50% of the population.
1. Gram Staining:
Staphylococci are seen in grape-like clusters when gram stained.
2. Catalase Test:
Staphylococci are catalase positive.
3. Culture:
These are beta-hemolytic, that is, they completely hemolyze the blood cells on an agar medium.
Staphylococcus Aureus exhibit a golden color on the sheep blood agar. Aureus means gold.