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What does this throat culture slide indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016
Question: Hi dr. Parth

I would like some Help to identify bacteria growing on those pétri dish from my throat culture...
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Answered by Dr. Anil Parth Desai (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hi I would recommend the following.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,
Thank you for choosing HCM.

I did review images of petridish you upload for throat culture. These are offwhite colonies with small pearl like colonies most likely represent streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. However for confirmation a gram stain on a slide prepared from the colony and a catalase test may be needed to confirm the diagnosis if needed.

I hope this helps sir.
Do let me know if you have any other concern sir.

Sincerely,
Dr Parth Desai
Edit answer Replied by Dr. Anil Parth Desai , 38 minutes ago
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What does this throat culture slide indicate?

Brief Answer: Hi I would recommend the following. Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, Thank you for choosing HCM. I did review images of petridish you upload for throat culture. These are offwhite colonies with small pearl like colonies most likely represent streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. However for confirmation a gram stain on a slide prepared from the colony and a catalase test may be needed to confirm the diagnosis if needed. I hope this helps sir. Do let me know if you have any other concern sir. Sincerely, Dr Parth Desai Edit answer Replied by Dr. Anil Parth Desai , 38 minutes ago