Table 1

Initial biochemical characterization of the vaginal swab isolates from women using hormonal contraceptives and control group
Strain Isolated microorganism Germ tube test Biochemical tests Identified microorganism
Catalase Oxidase Coagulase
1 G + oval budding cells Negative N/A N/A N/A Candida sp.
2 G + cocci in bunches N/A + Staphylococcus saprophyticus.
3 G + cocci in chains N/A Streptococcus agalactiae.
4 G- coccobacilli N/A + E. coli
5 G- filamentous rods N/A Lactobacillus fermentum

Vaginal swabs were obtained from women using hormonal contraceptives and processed. The table shows the isolated and identified microorganisms from the age groups: 20–30 years and 31–40 years (n = 100 for each group). N/A denotes ‘not applicable’.

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Kazi et al. BMC Urology 2012 12:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-12-22

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