Urine Sample

A sample of a patient's urine has been sent to SimuLab. The patient, Mrs Thompson, has a suspected urinary tract infection and a sample of urine was sent in for examination and culture. Bright reddish-purple coloured colonies of bacteria have grown on an agar plate in the Biological Laboratory (suggestive of an Escherichia coli infection) and it is your job to prepare these bacteria for microscopic examination, by smearing them on a slide and staining them with Gram stain.

There are three tasks you will undertake in this section.

  1. Urine sample - Prepare samples for microscopic examination
  2. Urine sample - Stain smears and films
  3. Assessment - urine sample.

Complete each task in order, following the steps and instructions.


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Task 1. Urine sample - Prepare samples for microscopic examination

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