Proteus Mirabilis Research Paper

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Proteus Mirabilis
Proteus mirabilis is defined by the slide share website as a disease caused by microbial invasion of the genitourinary track that extends from the renal cortex of the kidney to the urethral meatus. Proteus mirabilis can be laboratory diagnosed by the specimen collection, transported and storage and laboratory methods, but the laboratory methods that would be focused on is specimen collection. It is often the first determine diagnosis and treatment which would give a more detailed result. The specimen (urine) is collected. First thing specimen collection is that patients should be instructed to wash their hands. Secondly, the vulva and glans penis should be cleaned by using three swabs with soap and sterile water. Thirdly, the first 10 ml of urine should be collected in a separated container or discarded as this represents the urethral urine. Lastly, the midstream sample should be collected in a sterile container and transported to the laboratory immediately. Strong of a urine sample at room temperature from more than two hours results in significant increase in bacterial counts resulting in an unreliable sample. Also, for those who use catheter specimen it is collect from the catheter and not from the collection bag. Most of these stains are lactose negative and they demonstrate typical features swarming in motility on agar plates. According to Smith (1993) swarming is the spreading of Proteus
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The Presence of Leukocyte esterase or nitrate on urine dipstick has a sensitivity of 75% and specificity of 82%; however negative results do not rule out infections in a patient with a strongly suggestive history for Urinary tract infections. Microscopic examination of urine showing at least 10 white blood cells per cubic millimetre is considered significant pyuria. Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine is also a commonly associated with

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