Bile solubility test | definition of bile solubility test by Medical dictionary
bile solubility test
bile sol·u·bil·i·ty test
a procedure that differentiates Streptococcus pneumoniae from other α-hemolytic streptococci by demonstrating its susceptibility to lysis in the presence of bile.
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bile solubility test A test used in microbiology to differentiate Streptococcus pneumoniae from other -hemolytic streptococci, based on its lysis in 2% sodium desoxycholate, a bile salt.
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Alpha haemolytic colonies were processed with optochin sensitivity and bile solubility test
. If optochin test and bile solubility was positive, the organisms were identified as Pneumococci.
pneumoniae were subcultured and identified by using the optochin disk (Oxoid, Hampshire, UK) and bile solubility test
. (14) All strains were stored at -80[degrees]C in 40% glycerol broth medium until further analysis.
For example, when the procedure manual states that a bile solubility test
is used to differentiate Streptococcus pneumoniae from viridans streptococci in sputum cultures, the results of that test should be recorded on the worksheet.