Bacitracin and Group A Streps

John Gentile yjgent at home.com
Mon Aug 6 22:12:23 EST 2001

We only report them as Group A Strep unless we do a complete id by the

John Gentile                                    Rhode Island Apple Group
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> From: kkiser6239 at aol.com (KKiser6239)
> Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Date: 04 Aug 2001 13:14:55 GMT
> Subject: Re: Bacitracin and Group A Streps
>> I think I would trust the latex as being more specific for Group A where the
>> PYR could be positive by other organisms - especially a beta hemolytic
>> Enterococcus.
> Are you reporting as Group A Streptococcus or S. pyogenes?  There are small
> colony B-streps that are A positive and PYR negative that are not S. pyogenes.
> (They are S. anginosus)
> Karen
> "It's a very ancient saying, but a true & honest thought, that if you become a
> teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught." The  King & I  (Getting To Know
> You)
> Karen Kiser MA MT(ASCP)
> St. Louis, Mo.
> kkiser6239 at aol.com

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