This atlas of organisms serves as a job aid for those working at the bench in the microbiology laboratory. It is intended to allow you to quickly locate information as it is needed.

We recognize that the organisms covered are not encountered on a regular basis in your laboratory, and because of that, many of the specific pieces of information will not have been committed to memory. Refresh yourself on the information about each of these species here.

Find valuable information such as:

  • Gram stains

  • Additional Stains

  • Specimen sources

  • ID flow charts

  • Shipping instruction

  • Key characteristics

  • Quick reference guides

  • Colony characteristics

  • When to report

  • Safety practices