Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2000; 2(2):93-109
These guidelines are focused on the one of the most frequent bacterial pathogen causing community-acquired infections – Haemophilus influenzae. Collection of clinical specimens, selective and non-selective media for isolation, morphological and phenotypic approaches to identification are described in details. Advantages and disadvantages of different susceptibility testing methods are highlighted. Criteria for interpretation of results based on international guidelines (NCCLS) are presented. These guidelines are designed for microbiologists, epidemiologists, and laboratory assistants.