short-communication | 23-November-2020
Since Hans Christian Joachim Gram reported a staining method in 1884 (Gram 1884), such a technique has experienced more than a century of development and has become frequently used in bacteriology. From 1940 to 1960, Gram staining’s clinical application reaches its peak (Kass 1987). In recent years, several automated instruments for Gram staining have also been applied for microbiological analysis (Baron et al. 2010; Li et al. 2020). With the development of modern science and technology, some
Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 4, 503–508
original-paper | 15-May-2020
and may be present in the patient’s blood sample (Morrell et al. 2005; Kirn et al. 2014; Nataraj et al. 2016; Jacobs et al. 2017). Early and correct treatment of patients is essential for reducing morbidity and mortality.
For this reason, rapid identification of microorganisms and antibiotic susceptibility testing is crucial. Due to Gram staining of microorganisms in blood cultures, their identification and antibiotic sensitivity results are obtained early, clinicians are informed quickly, and the
HAKAN SEZGIN SAYINER
Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 69 , ISSUE 2, 165–176