PMLTEST501A Perform Microbiological Tests

Receive Samples and Prepare for Testing

Task 1. Receive samples
Task 2. Prepare work area
Task 3. Process samples

Culturing and Identification of Microorganisms

Task 1. Select, inoculate and incubate culture media
Task 2. Purifying cultures
Task 3. Identification techniques
Task 4. Specialised techniques

Counting Microorganisms and Testing Antibiotic Sensitivity

Task 1. Most Probable Number Test
Task 2. Pour Plate Counting
Task 3. Using a Counting Chamber
Task 4. Other counting methods
Task 5. Antibiotic sensitivity testing

Maintain Laboratory Records

Task 1. Record test results
Task 2. Maintain confidentiality and security of results


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