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Bile solubility test: Principle, Procedure and Expected results

Principle of Bile Solubility test: Bile solubility test is used to differentiate Streptococcus pneumoniae from other alpha-hemolytic Streptococci. Streptococcus pneumoniae is bile soluble whereas all other alpha-hemolytic streptococci are insoluble. Bile or a solution of bile salt, like sodium desoxycholate rapidly lyses the pneumococcal colonies. This lysis depends on the presence of intracellular autolytic enzyme. Bile […]