Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that can be found in various types of moist environments. This opportunistic pathogen is commonly associated with hospital-acquired infection, most notably in immunocompromised individuals. Pseudomonas aeruginosa accounts for 10% of all hospital-acquired infections and is the second most frequently recovered pathogen from intensive care units. Healthy individuals can acquire eye, ear and skin infections as well, through contaminated recreational waters. Types of water that may be tested include: potable water where high risk patients are found, swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
Filter concentration method using M-PA-C selective media. Modification of the ASTM International Standard Test Method for the Isolation and Enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from water (D5246) with the addition of direct plating in the event of high concentrations of the organism.
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